Did you know Hawai`i Independence Day was a National Holiday from 1847 to 1903? Last year, Senator J. Kalani English introduced a bill that would reinstate Lā Kū`oko`a as a state holiday. Hawaii Tourism Authority, President and CEO John de Fries, recently acknowledging that the localism of a Hawaiian Kingdom might have helped. We hosted a participatory forum on the economic recovery, cultural values, and the identity of Hawai`i with Panelists Ikaika Hussey, Dr. Ron Williams, Jr., Kaina Quenga, Keoni DeFranco, and Kris Kato.
Wally Olins on the branding of nations
Getting the branding identity of a country right has led to many positive results, Wally Olins explains.
Reinstating a historical Hawaii state holiday could replace Good Friday
Senator Kalani English drafted the bill to make La Ku’oko’a day a holiday in Hawaii.
Lā Kūʻokoʻa: We Are What We Celebrate
November 28 is Lā Kūʻokoʻa, a kingdom holiday celebrating the independence of the Hawaiian kingdom.
Group hopes to see new economy emerge based on Hawaiian values
A new group that wants to reboot Hawaii’s tourist-based economy in the era of the new coronavirus announced a four-step plan Tuesday to come up with ideas by August based on Native Hawaiian cultural values.
Rethinking our COVID-19 response.
Hawai`i State Archives
The Hawaii State Archives has been making digitized versions of collection materials since 2007, concentrating on the most requested material, indexes, and fragile materials.
The Hawaiian Kingdom
Aloha and welcome to the Hawaiian Kingdom, an internationally recognized country under U.S. occupation.
The Nation of Hawai`i
For the first time in 25 years, the Nation of Hawai’i is accepting and encouraging digital applications for citizenship from Kanaka — whether residing in Hawai’i or abroad — and non-Kanaka.
Nā `Ōiwi NYC
Nā `Ōiwi NYC is a Native Hawaiian educational group based in New York City.
Hawaii Community Bail Fund
In celebration of Lā Kūʻokoʻa in solidarity with occupied Hawaiʻi, HCBF is carrying out a mass bailout across. If you have a loved one in pre-trial detention please fill out this form.
This program is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with The City Council.