E Ho‘olokahi Ka Lāhui 2017
The non-profit Hawaiʻi Alliance for Progressive Action or “HAPA” hosts E Hoʻolokahi Ka Lāhui 2017 this Sunday, July 23 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College Pilina Building.
The event features pūpū, films, hula and mele, along with a panel discussion with Keanu Sai, Walter Ritte and Keoni Agard. The event is free and open to the public.
Events have been planned on each of the main Hawaiian Islands this month in accordance with Lā Hoʻi Hoʻi Ea, a celebration of the sovereignty of the Hawaiian Kingdom being returned on July 31,1843 by Sir Richard Thomas to King Kauikeaouli.
E Hoʻolokahi Ka Lāhui’s goal is to educate, organize and support the latest efforts for Hawaiian unity happening at the international level amid discussion over national initiatives. The Kingdom of Hawaiʻi has been recognized by the Permanent Court of Arbitration, and offered a chance to participate in an International Commission of Inquiry.
Organizers say they are beginning the long process of coming together to learn about their kupuna’s role as leaders in the Family of Nations.