Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea - Restoration Day
On Tuesday, July 30, 2019, I gave a presentation to the Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club. The first part was an historical presentation of Hawaiʻi's first holiday, Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea—Sovereignty Restoration Day. In 1843, a five-month occupation of the Hawaiian Kingdom, by British Lord George Paulet, was brought to an end on July 31 by British Admiral Richard Thomas after completing his investigation ordered by Queen Victoria. This was followed by a grand ceremony that became the first holiday of the Hawaiian Kingdom. This year, 2019, is the 176th anniversary of this holiday, which is related to the second holiday born on November 28, 1843, Lā Kūʻokoʻa—Hawaiian Independence Day.
Pilina Aloha ʻĀina Kauʻāina - International Hawaiian Patriotic Union
The second part of the presentation was an overview of the organizing efforts since 2015, culminating in the formation of Pilina Aloha ʻĀina Kauʻāina - International Hawaiian Patriotic Union (abbreviated, "PAʻA Kauʻāina").
The motto of PAʻA Kauʻāina:
Revitalizing the National Language and Heritage of the Hawaiian Islands
The purpose of PAʻA Kauʻāina:
The objectives of PAʻA Kauʻāina are to serve the dispersed Hawaiian community through education and cultural resources; to revitalize the national language of the Hawaiian Islands; to affirm the continuity of Hawaiian nationality in the absence of a bilateral treaty of cession; and to celebrate Hawaiian nationality and heritage indivisibly.
Hāʻawiʻana - Handout and Slides of the Presentation
Slide Presentation 2019 - Las Vegas
Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono
Hawaiian Independence Day 2018 - Las Vegas
KA PAIO HANOHANO