2015 Mai Poina – Trial of a Queen


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2015 Mai Poina
The Trial of a Queen

The program consists of a living history performance, written by Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl, of the 1895 trial of Queen Lili‘uokalani for misprision of treason, followed by a discussion of the current implications of this event led by noted Hawaiian scholars and community leaders.

The King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center in historic Ali‘iölani Hale
(Makai of ‘Iolani Palace)
Friday and Saturday, February 20, 21, and 27, 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 22 and March 1, at 2:00 p.m.
Admission is free, but seating is limited in the Courtroom.

Reservations required. Sign-up at www.hawaiiponoi.info. Call 534-8880 for more information.

2014 Mai Poina – The Overthrow Walking Tour


Living history walking tours on the grounds of ‘Iolani Palace retracing four pivotal days leading up to and including the overthrow of the Hawaiian Monarchy

August 31, September 1, 6, and 7, 2014

Tours at 4:00 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 4:40 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. Meet in front of the Hawai‘i State Library. Reservations required. Sign-up at www.ksbe.edu/maipoina. Call 534-8880 for more information.

Special Features

Chanters perform mele from this historic period that express adoration of Queen Lili’uokalani and the concerns and unrest aroused by the overthrow. Chanting performances August 31 at 3:30 pm and September 7 at 6:15 pm.

Native Hawaiian scholars on hand at the end of each walking tour to answer questions and provide additional historical context.

Pacific Tongues performances of contemporary poems on Native Hawaiian issues, identity, the future.

Mai Poina: The Overthrow walking tour is produced by the Hawai‘i Pono‘ï Coalition, a non-profit group founded in 2007 to share and connect Hawai‘i residents and visitors to the history of the islands and the heritage of its native people. Sponsorship is provided in-part by the following organizations:

  • Hawai‘i Pono‘i Coalition
  • Office of Hawaiian Affairs
  • Kamehameha Schools
  • ‘Iolani Palace
  • Hawai’i Tourism Authority
  • Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities
  • Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce
  • Chaminade University

‘Onipa’a 2014

8th Annual ‘Onipa’a Celebration
Celebrate the 176th birthday of Queen Lili‘uokalani

Sunday, August 31, 2014
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – ‘Iolani Palace Grounds

Tribute to Lili‘uokalani through chant at 3:30pm
Admission to ‘Iolani Palace is FREE for this special one-day event

Music – Hula – Food – Crafts – Exhibits – Cultural Demonstrations

Sponsored in part by:

  • Hawai’i Pono’i Coalition
  • Office of Hawaiian Affairs
  • Kamehameha Schools
  • ‘Iolani Palace
  • Hawai’i Tourism Authority
  • Queen Lili’uokalani Children’s Center
  • Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce

2013 ‘Onipa‘a Celebration by The M. Nonaka Gallery