Huli-Ā-Mahi held January 20, 2013, to honor Queen Lili‘uokalani and our enduring Native Hawaiian sovereignty. Sponsored by Kana‘iolowalu, the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission. Photos by Blaine Fergerstrom


20 ‘IANUALI, 2013




Mahalo to the Friends of ‘Iolani Palace for providing free admission for kama‘āina. Once the home of Hawai‘i’s royalty, it is rich in history and contains many artifacts. Visit the first floor and see the queen’s jewelry. Observe the room where Queen Lili‘uokalani was imprisoned. Feel the spirit of our ancestors in this palace and on the grounds by the ‘ahu. Say a prayer and thank them for their sacrifices.


Act 195, Session Laws of Hawai‘i 2011, recognized Native Hawaiians as the indigenous people of Hawai‘i that exercised sovereignty as a people. It also created the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission, whose purpose it is to develop and oversee the process of enrolling Native Hawaiians for the purpose of organizing a sovereign entity. Visit the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission tent to learn more and to register for the roll. Non-hawaiians are invited to sign a Petition of Support.


1:00 p.m. in the Kana‘ina Building

The Queen’s Women, a one-act play, is re-enacted of a now famous meeting in Hilo where citizens signed the Ku‘e petition. An interactive play, it is presented by the Ka Lei Maile Ali‘i Hawaiian Civic Club.


11:00 a.m. in the Native Hawaiian Legal Corp. tent located in front of the Coronation Pavillion

Alan Murakami, Litigation Director since 1990, and an attorney since 1985, with the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation takes us on a journey of interesting court cases brought by the NHLC over the years since 1979 and the outcomes that flowed from that litigation and advocacy. He speaks also to the mission, scope of work, and priorities of the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation. A dynamic, motivating speaker, he will lift your “warrior” spirit to be involved in advocating on key issues still affecting Hawaiian communities today.


Exhibit by the Native Hawaiian Bar Association

Co-located with the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation, the Native Hawaiian Bar Association presents a display of 22 documents of legal significance and related photographs in the establishment of the government of the Kingdom of Hawai’i, its recognition by the international community including the United States, its annexation by the United States, and the current relationship between the Native Hawaiian peoples and the United States. Educational and interesting!


By Aaron Mahi, Cultural Artist
11:00 a.m., on the Diamond Head side of
‘Iolani Barracks

Lili’uokalani writes, “I scarcely remember the days when it would not have been possible for me to write the words for the music for any occasion on which poetry or song was needed. To compose was as natural to me as to breathe.” Musically, Queen Lili‘uokalani was the most gifted Hawaiian of her class and time. With her training and education, she probably came closer than anyone of the 19th century Hawai‘i to understanding and synthesizing ancient Hawaiian and Western music traditions and forms. Lili‘uokalani composed hundreds of songs, among them “Nani Nā Pua,” “He Mele Lāhui Hawai‘i,” “Queen’s Jubilee,” “‘Ehehene Ko ‘Aka,” “Wai Mapuna,” “Kokohi,” “Pauahi O Kalani,” “Kaua O ‘Oe E Kealoha,” and her most famous composition, “Aloha ‘Oe.” Aaron Mahi welcomes you to sing along with him as he celebrates the life of Lili‘uokalani as a composer of music and song.


2:00 P.M. on the lawn next to the ‘Iolani Barracks

Kumu hula Kalani Akana, along with other kumu hula and mea oli, present a tribute and remembrance of oli and mele hula for Lili‘uokalani. Chants seldom heard will be performed from Buke Mele Lāhui. Lili‘u Lei a ka Lāhui will be performed in hō’aeae style, a style rarely heard and/or performed properly today.


11:30, 1:30, 3:30, in Leohone’s tent, just across the ‘Iolani Barracks, Diamond Head
Presented by Leo Hone Magno, Fine Oil Artist

Artist Leo Hone, famous for her paintings depicting present-day Hawaiians alongside ka ‘uhane of Hawaiian Ali‘i perpetuating Hawaiian traditions, shares with us how the “spirit” figures in each of her paintings are intended to represent the individual legacy of each ali’i to the Hawaiian people.


Throughout the day, in George Kaiwi’s tent, Richards Street side, makai of the cultural tent
Presented by George Kaiwi, artist

Artist George Kaiwi will be displaying some of his art of the owl. In bringing life to his paintings, George shares stores of ‘Aumakua, benevolent guardian spirit or family protector. Visit with him, learn about ‘aumakua, and share your stories, too. Relaxing conversation.


Throughout the day, in Clifford Yancey’s tent, Richards St side, makai of the cultural tent.
Presented by Clifford Yancy, photographer & artist

A fun, interactive activity, photographer Clifford Yancey shares some techniques for taking pictures. Sure to pique the interest of your keiki, he will provide them with a disposable camera to take 10 pictures throughout the day; after which, the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission will develop and send copies to the child, and possibly post in their office. We can’t wait to see what catches their interest…maybe, the birds that flow over the palace, maybe, the little ant on the ground, maybe even YOU!


Presentation on the lawn by the Kailua Canoe Club

Kailua Canoe Club keeps the spirit of our ancestors alive today.  In days of old, the canoe was a mode of transportation between the islands.  Today, it has evolved into a sport and competition.  KCC has brought two canoes, “Kaulana Pukui O Ka Elepulu” and “Ka Lanakila” and will demonstrate the different parts of the canoe and provide hands-on experience with the paddle.  Paddle with passion and excellence; respect the ocean; live the values  of  “Aloha”!


Presented by Pu‘ali Ho‘okani Pū
1:00 p.m., on the lawn next to ‘Iolani Barracks

A makana from the ocean, the pure sound of the Pū echoes across the ‘Aina invoking blessings of divine Mana (spiritual energy).  Join the members of Pu‘ali Ho‘okani Pū as they share with us their stories about the Pū and its significance in Hawaiian cultural values.


10:00 – 10:15 a.m.
‘Aha Pūnana Leo a me
Hālau Kū Mana

10:20 – 10:40 a.m. Hālau Pua Ali‘i ‘Ilima

10:50 – 11:35 a.m. ‘Ai Pōhaku

10:40 – 12:00 p.m. TuiZ and TravisT

11:30 a.m. Procession of the Royal Societies

12:00 – 12:10 p.m.
Tribute to Queen Lili’uokalani
(Ho’okani pū a Kai Markell me Jerome Yasuhara mā; Oli by Kalani Akana)

12:10 – 12:30 p.m.
Set of Original Compositions for a new CD (Alden Levi, Ken Makuakane, Jeff Rasmussen, Roland Cazimero)

12:30 – 12:40 p.m.
Remarks by Former Governor John Waihe‘e III, Chair, Native Hawaiian Roll Commission

12:40 – 12:45 p.m.
Nā Hālau Performance: ‘Au‘a ‘Ia

12:55 – 1:15 p.m.
Manu Boyd and members of Hālau o ke ‘A‘ali‘i Kū Makani

1:25 – 1:55 p.m.
Napua Greig and members of Hālau Kaumaka o Uka

2:05 – 2:35 p.m.
Lehua Kalima and Shawn Pimental

2:45 – 3:15 p.m. Nā Palapalai

3:25 – 3:50 p.m.
Hālau I Ka Wekiu

3:50 – 4:00 p.m
Natalie Āī Kamau‘u singing original song by Brickwood Galuteria

Closing remarks from Governor Waihe‘e


Tent #1 begins on stage right along the ‘Iolani Palace Driveway, then King Street, Richards Street, across of the barracks, and along the ‘Iolani Palace Driveway going back toward King street.

1 Hawai‘i Maoli

2 Hawaiian Affairs Caucus, Democratic Party of Hawaii

3 Kalihi Pālama Hawaiian Civic Club: Ladd Heleloa, Cultural Practitioner, ti leaf demonstration

4 Alu Like

5 Event Information Tent

6 Native Hawaiian Roll Commission

7 Department of Hawaiian Home Lands

8 Chaminade University: Exhibit of Hawaiian Kingdom Photos, circa 1883-1905, by Brother Bertram Bellinghausen

9 Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement

10 Hawaiian Community Assets

11 Makawalu

12 Order of Kamehameha I

13 Royal Order of Guards

14 Hi’ilei Aloha and Ho’olauna Ke Kahi I Ke Kahi (Pa‘i ‘ai – poi pounding demonstration and free samples)

15 Cultural Artist, Dexter Soares, Ipu Demonstration

16 Artisan George Kaiwi: Presentation on ‘Aumakua; and Photographer Clifford Yancey: In the Eyes of a Child: A Day at ‘Iolani Palace

17 Cultural tent featuring Betty Lau, La‘au Lapa‘au; Joe Doughty, Lomilomi; Cissy Serrao, Quilting; La‘akea Suganuma, Lua Weapons; Moana Eisele, Kapa; Roy Benham, Lei Hala; Lorna Pacheco, Lauhala; Kawika Molina, Lei Ano; Aunty Cathy Mattoon, Kukui Nut

18 Keiki Activities featuring Kalae & Lenell Campbell, Face Painting; Maka‘ala and Justine Rawlins, Kōnane; Katie Kamelamela, Kaho‘olawe Island Ohana, coloring

19 Native Hawaiian Roll Commission

20 *Hot Dogs/Chips/Drink served by Ho‘olauna Ke Kahi I Ke Kahi

21 *Kalua Pig Sliders by Waikīkī Hawaiian Civic Club

22 *Stew and Rice by the Ko‘olauloa Hawaiian Civic Club

23 *Teriyaki Chicken plate lunch by the Queen Emma Hawaiian Civic Club

24 *BBQ Chicken, Fried Noodle Plate Lunch by the Ko’olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club

* Serving only those with a free coupon available at the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission tent, and after having validated visiting at least five exhibits on the exhibit validation form. Otherwise, food is available for sale on King Street by commercial food vendors.

25 Tribute to Lili‘uokalani Musical Compositions by Aaron Mahi, on the lawn next to the ‘Iolani Barracks, 11:00 a.m.; Lili’u Lei a ka Lāhui Hō‘ike by Kumu Hula Kalani Akana and other guest kumu hula and mea oli, 2:00 p.m.

26 The Royal Legacies with artist Leohone Magno, 11:30, 1:30, 3:30

27 Papa Ola Lōkahi

28 Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club with canoes on the lawn

29 Nadine Kahanamoku Scholars

30 Dr. Baron Ching and the Ka Lei Maile Ali‘i HCC, featuring Hawaiian Kingdom postage stamps

31 Entertainers Hold

32 Dressing Room

33 Stage

34 TV Crew

35 Royal Societies

36 Kupuna

37 Native Hawaiian Bar Association and the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation featuring an exhibit of legal documents from the Kingdom of Hawai‘i

38 Ka Lei Maile Ali‘i: The Queen’s Women, 1:00 p.m., in Kana‘ina Building located on the east side near the Hawai‘i State Library on ‘Iolani Palace grounds

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