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Virtual Hawaiian History Month Celebrates Queen Lili‘uokalani

Sept. 1, 2021

Kamehameha Schools and the Hawaiʻi Ponoʻī Coalition are proud to present Hawaiian History Month. In celebration of Queen Liliʻuokalani’s 183rd birthday, this event celebrates the 15th annual Onipaʻa Celebration virtually for the second year in a row. Queen Liliʻuokalani continues as an inspiration to onipaʻa or to be "steadfast" in caring for our beloved homeland and its people.

Join us for a series of virtual events throughout the month of September with the following five themes for each week:

  • Week 1 – Hauʻoli Lā Hānau e Liliʻuokalani
  • Week 2 – Hulihia: Imagining New Possibilities
  • Week 3 – Hoʻōla: Hawaiian Health
  • Week 4 – Mele Lāhui: Songs of Our Nation
  • Week 5 – Hana Keaka Hawaiʻi: Stories on Stage

The celebration begins on Sept. 2, at 10 a.m. with “Hauʻoli Lā Hānau e Liliʻuokalani,” a virtual event from ʻIolani Palace. The hour-long program honors her with mele, oli, pule, hula, palace tours, and hoʻokupu from each island. Catch it online and on @olelocommunity on Channel 53.

Up next, on Sep. 3 at 6 p.m. is “Nānā i ke Kumu: A Healer in Every Home,” an event that showcases the insights of practitioners Malina Kaulukukui, Manulani Meyer and Kaʻaiʻai Paglinawan on the traditional practice of hoʻoponopono – reconciliation and forgiveness. Hoʻoponopono is making a resurgence in the Hawaiian community through the tireless efforts of their kumu Lynette Paglinawan. Kahu Moani Sitch will also offer her ʻike (knowledge) about forgiveness as a spiritual practitioner in the community. The discussion will be moderated by Meleanna Meyer.

Other sponsors include Office of Hawaiian Affairs, ‘Iolani Palace, Kanaeokana, Liliu‘okalani Trust, ‘Ōiwi TV, Papa Ola Lōkahi, the UH Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge and Pam Omidyar. All programs will be hosted on the Hawaiʻi Ponoʻī Coalition Facebook page, @hawaiiponoicoalition, and on, where you can also visit for more information.

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