Thursday, June 25, 2009

Ka'iulani Project on Kauai with Storybook Theatre of Hawaii - Sunday, October 8th

The next Princess Ka'iulani Events will be on the island of Kauai Sunday, October 8th. This morning I received these words from Mark Jeffers, Executive Director of Storybook Theatre of Hawaii on Kauai:
"I am happy that you have undertaken this mission of communicating the story of PK throughout your travels. She was so well loved and admired in her lifetime and yes, her story has not been told very much. Few children in Hawaii schools know about her."
However, for the past 5 years, Mark and Storybook Theatre have portrayed Princess Ka'iulani in their Kauai Keiki Story Festival. Last year she rode into the event on horseback, and led the children's parade through town. This year, their event will be held at Kukui Grove Shopping Center, Saturday, October 24.
Mark and I will be communicating about possibly producing a Ka'iulani Project Event in Kauai for November. - See photos and details about the event.

Annexation done by an end-run on law - Maui News, June 18, 2009

The following was posted in the Maui News by James Ballao of Wailuku:
The July 17, 1893, Blount report and the Oct. 18, 1893, Gresham report established American participation in the Kingdom of Hawaii's overthrow through the command of Minister John L. Stevens.
After a review of reports and the personal appearance Dec. 18, 1893, of Princess Victoria Ka'iulani, American President Grover Cleveland ordered Sanford B. Dole to dissolve the Provisional Government and restore Queen Lili'uokalani. Dole refused!... 'Read Full Maui News Article'.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Video: Wilmont Kahaialii, Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas at The MACC

See Video Clip: Ka'iulani Project - Wilmont Kahaialii, Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas at the Maui Arts Cultural Center - Alasdair Fraser, a musician of unsurpassed eloquence, passion and energy, and credited with some of the most memorable music solos in cinema today including "The Last of The Mohicans" and "Titanic", was honored to play this Hawaiian / Scottish tribute to one of Hawaii's most beloved heroines.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Princess Victoria Ka'iulani Elementary School - Honoring Ka'iulani

Princess Victoria Ka'iulani Elementary School, in Honolulu, which was built in the last year of her life, has been honoring the Princess for over 100 years. In 1999, the school celebrated it's 'Centennial'. Students regularly take part in the Princess Ka'iulani Hula Festival each year in Waikiki. As well as housing a life portrait of Ka'iulani, which was given to the school by Ka'iulani's father, Archibald Cleghorn, the students have been honoring their Princess in their own ways. Mindi Reid, who recently visited the school said, "There are many other wonderful paintings and artistic representations of Ka'iulani at the school, including a large outdoor mural, and an amazing tiled wall which includes a poem about the Princess which brings tears to the eyes...; it was written by sixth graders back in the 1970s, which makes its sophistication all the more remarkable."
Despite impoverished circumstances and the most challenging demographics, Princess Victoria Ka'iulani Elementary School has accomplished great things. This award-winning school is deserving of greater aid from the community.