Volume 1 No. 3 | March 26 2020
MISSION: To effectively advocate for the educational, civic, health, cultural, economic and social well-being of our lāhui.

VISION:  A thriving lāhui – He lāhui ola mau (click on banner for website)

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Something special to know...
Queen Kapiolani nephew

Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole

La Hanau (Birth Day)

Born (1871-03-26) March 26, 1871
Kukui‘ula,  Kōloa Kauaʻi Kingdom of Hawai i
DiedJanuary 7, 1922(1922-01-07) (aged 50) Waikīkī Oʻahu Territory of Hawaii
Burial(1922-01-15)January 15, 1922 [1] Mauna ʻAla Royal Mausoleum
Full name Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole House of Kalākaua
Signature Jonah Kūhiō KalanianaʻoleDelegate to the  U.S. House of Representatives  from  Hawaii Territory 's  At-large district In office
March 4, 1903 – January 7, 1922Preceded by Robert W. Wilcox Succeeded by Henry A. Baldwin
Personal details Political party Home Rule Republican
Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole  (March 26, 1871 – January 7, 1922) was a prince of the  Kingdom of Hawaiʻi   until it was overthrown by a coalition of American and European businessmen in 1893. He later went on to become a representative in the  Territory of Hawaii   as delegate to the  United States Congress , and as such is the only person ever elected to that body who had been born into royalty. [2]

Early life
The young Kūhiō as prince of Hawaii Kalanianaʻole was born March 26, 1871 in Kukui‘ula,  Kōloa  on the island of  Kauaʻi . [3] [4]  Like many  aliʻi   (Hawaiian nobility) his genealogy was complex, but he was an heir of  Kaumualiʻi , the last ruling chief of Kauaʻi. He was named after his maternal grandfather  Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole , a High Chief of  Hilo , and his paternal grandfather  Jonah Piʻikoi , a High Chief of Kauaʻi. His Hawaiian name Kuhio translated into "Chief who leaned forward as he stood," and "Kalanianaʻole" meant "ambitious Chief," or "Chief who is never satisfied." [5]  Like many Hawaiian nobles in the nineteenth-century he attended the exclusive private  Royal School  and  Oahu College  in  Honolulu  on the island of  Oʻahu . In the 1870s, a French school teacher at St. Alban's College, now ʻ Iolani School , commented on how young Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole's eyes twinkled merrily and how he kept a perpetual smile. "He is so cute, just like the pictures of the little  " cupid " , teacher Pierre Jones said. The nickname, "Prince Cupid", stuck with Prince Kūhiō for the rest of his life. [6]  After completing his basic education he also traveled abroad for further study. He studied for four years at  Saint Matthew's School , a private  Episcopal   military school in  San Mateo, California , [7]  and at the  Royal Agricultural College  in  England   before graduating from a business school in England. He was described as being an excellent marksman and athlete at sports such as football and bicycling. [8] :57–59
Prince of the Kalākaua dynasty
After the rule of the  House of Kamehameha   ended with the death of King  Kamehameha V   in 1872, and King  Lunalilo  died in 1874, the  House of Kalākaua  ascended to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi. He became an orphan after his father died in 1878 and mother in 1884. Kalanianaʻole was adopted by King David Kalākaua's wife,  Queen Kapiʻolani , who was his maternal aunt. This practice was called  hānai , a traditional form of adoption widely used in  ancient Hawaii , which made Kalanianaʻole a Prince of the Kingdom, with the style of "Royal Highness". When Kalākaua came to power Kalanianaʻole was appointed to the royal Cabinet administering the Department of the Interior. After Kalākaua's death in 1891,  Liliʻuokalani   became queen, and she continued to favour Kalanianaʻole.
However, in 1893 the  overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii   put in power first a  Provisional Government of Hawaii , and then a republic with no role for monarchs. Liliʻuokalani continued to hope she could be restored to the throne, while American businessmen lobbied for annexation.
Post-overthrow activities
Kuhio in prison at the age of twenty four, [9]  he participated in the  1895 Wilcox rebellion   against the  Republic of Hawaiʻi . The rebels proved no match for the Republic troops and police, and shortly after hostilities began, all those involved in the rebellion were routed and captured. Kūhiō was sentenced to a year in prison while others were charged with treason and sentenced with execution. Death sentences were commuted to imprisonment. Kūhiō served his full term. Daily visits of his fiancée,  Elizabeth Kahanu Kalanianaʻole  encouraged him in his most dark times. They married October 8, 1896.
In 1898, the  United States   annexed Hawaii and the  Territory of Hawaii  was formed. Kūhiō and his wife left Hawaiʻi upon his release and traveled widely in Europe, where they were treated as visiting royalty. He traveled to  Africa  from 1899 to 1902 where he joined the  British Army  to fight in the  Second Boer War . [10]
From prince to statesman
Kūhiō eventually returned from his self-imposed exile to take part in politics [9]  in post-annexation Hawaiʻi. He became active in the  Home Rule Party of Hawaii , which represented native Hawaiians and continued to fight for Hawaiian independence.
On July 10, 1902, Prince Kuhio split from the Home Rule Party, walking out of its convention along with nearly half of the delegates there. He formed the short-lived Hui Kuokoa Party. However, by September 1, 1902, Kuhio decided to join the Republican Party, was nominated as their candidate for Congress, and dramatically altered the political landscape. Kūhiō was elected delegate to the U.S. Congress as a Republican.
Kūhiō's letter circulated to Senators in 1920 is descriptive of his thinking. "After extensive investigation and survey on the part of various organizations organized for the purpose of rehabilitating the race, it was found that the only method in which to rehabilitate the race was to place them back upon the soil."  [11]
He served from March 4, 1903 until his death, winning a total of ten elections. [10]  During this time he instituted local government at the county level, creating the county system still used today in Hawaiʻi. He staffed the civil service positions that resulted with Hawaiian appointees. [12]  This move combined the political patronage system of 19th century American politics with the traditional Hawaiian chiefly role of beneficently delegating authority to trusted retainers. [13]
In 1903, Kūhiō reorganized the  Royal Order of Kamehameha I , which held the first observance of the  Kamehameha Day  holiday in 1904. [6]  He was a founder of the first Hawaiian Civic Club on December 7, 1918. [14]  He helped organize a  centenary  celebration of the death of  Kamehameha I   in 1919. [15]

In 1919, Kūhiō introduced in Congress the first-ever Hawaii Statehood Act. It would be another 40 years before seeing fruition.
During this period, the  Hawaiian Homes Commission Act of 1921  was signed by President  Warren G. Harding . Despite Kūhiō's wishes, the Act contained high blood-quantum requirements, and leased land instead of granting it fee-simple, creating a perpetual government institution. This act and the others that followed continue to be controversial in contemporary Hawaiian politics, and have been used to justify more recent legislation like the  Akaka Bill . [16]  He served on the first Hawaiian Homes Commission starting on September 16, 1921. [15]
Kūhiō died on January 7, 1922. His body was interred near his royal family at the  Royal Mausoleum  known as Mauna ʻAla in  Nuʻuanu  on the island of Oʻahu. [17]


Kūhiō is memorialized by streets, beaches and surf breaks,  Kuhio Beach Park  in  Poipu  near his birthplace, the  Prince Kūhiō Plaza Shopping Center , and the  Prince Kuhio Federal Building  named in his honor.  Prince Kūhiō Day  on March 26 is a state holiday that honors Kūhiō's birth. [6]  Two of Hawaii's public schools also honor the memory of Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole: Prince Jonah Kuhio Elementary School in Honolulu and Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Elementary and Intermediate School in Papaikou, Hawaii, near Hilo on the Island of Hawaii.

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2020 Convention
Moku o Keawe-Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay

The 2020 61st annual convention will be hosted by Moku o Keawe (Hawaiʻi Council) at the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay, November 8-16, 2020 for a room rate of $165 plus state and local taxes of 13.4167% for a total of $187.14 for 2 people, with a $50 additional per person charge for up to four (4) in a room.
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Kulia I Ka Nuu - Strive to the Summit

We invite your input for the following:

1) Vision and Mission - mahalo for our Kupuna Circle - Aunty Marmie Kaaihue and Aunty Likelike Davis - they reviewed the Vision & Mission. We edited, adjusted and are now ready for your review and input.

Please email [email protected] to add your "approve" or "disapprove" or add your manao. Mahalo.

**Diacriticals omitted to perpetuate olelo matuahine used in Kapiolani time period.


Saturday, 10/24/2020
Sheraton Hotel-Waikiki


1) Queen J. Kapiolani HCC
2) Malama o Na Keiki 3) Mother's Milk LLC
Evening concert with Na Mo'opuna o Mama Ane and special cameo appearances.
One of the first babies born in the new Kapiolani Maternity Home.