Amy Hanaialiʻi Sings Invocation at State Capitol

March 19, 2016, 7:21 AM HST · Updated March 19, 7:21 AM
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Amy Hanaialiʻi at the State Capitol. Courtesy photo. (3.18.16)

Amy Hanaialiʻi at the State Capitol. Courtesy photo. (3.18.16)

The Hawaiʻi House of Representatives welcomed Amy Hanaialiʻi at the State Capitol on Friday as she sang “The Queens Prayer” for Representative Angus McKelvey’s invocation.

Hanaialiʻi happened to be at the State Capitol to give a Grant-in-aid presentation for Hui o Waʻa Kaulua a non-profit for which she is a board member.

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Hui o Wa’a Kaulua (“Assembly of the Double-Hull Canoe”) was formed in 1975 on Maui to practice, perpetuate and educate the community on Hawaiian canoe building, wayfinding, celestial navigation, and voyaging arts.

Amy Hanaialiʻi (left/foreground) at the State Capitol with House Speaker Joe Souki (middle) and State Rep. Angus McKelvey (right). Courtesy photo. (3.18.16)

Amy Hanaialiʻi (left/foreground) at the State Capitol with House Speaker Joe Souki (middle) and State Rep. Angus McKelvey (right). Courtesy photo. (3.18.16)

In partnership with local schools and community groups, Hui o Wa’a Kaulua is developing and expanding voyaging and educational programs across Maui through their Floating Classroom Project.

Their mission is to inspire all generations improving knowledge of sustainability, Hawaiian culture, and health through canoe voyaging and ancient teachings.

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