Queen Liliuokalani

Ku'uwehi Hiraishi

The words kapu aloha have emerged in the ongoing conflict over Mauna Kea. The term refers to a non-violent approach in Hawaiian activism. This code of conduct has its roots in the peaceful steps taken by Hawaiʻi’s last monarch, Queen Liliʻuokalani.

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Hawai‘i’s last Queen, Lili‘uokalani, was born September 2, 1838, and died November 11, 1917.  The centennial commemoration of her death is beginning this weekend at ‘Iolani Palace with a free celebration of her music, and an exhibit of revealing artifacts is also underway at UH Hamilton Library.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

A play opens this Friday in Hilo that will recall a political event in our state's history--the overthrow of the monarchy and the trial of Lili'uokalani. But the play goes further than a simple historical summary. HPR's Sherry Bracken explains.

The Trial of Lili‘uokalani will be performed upstairs at the East Hawaii Cultural Center (EHCC), 141 Kalakaua St., in downtown Hilo. Friday and Saturday evening shows start at 7 pm with Sunday matinees at 2 pm.

Today was the final day of the three day Queen Lili'uokalani Canoe Races in Kailua-Kona. Day One was an 18-mile race, Day Two included shorter races, and today was a multi-skills challenge event. The long distance races now include more than 2,000 paddlers, both men and women. But it wasn't always that way. From Kona, HPR's Sherry Bracken explains

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This Sunday, music, chant, theatre, food, and free tours of ‘Iolani Palace are planned for the 175th birthday celebration of Hawai’i’s Queen Lili’uokalani. Recent historical research is shedding new light on events of her reign. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.