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