Hoʻohāliʻaliʻa i ka Mōʻīwahine aloha

na Kekeha Solis (ka lā 14 o ʻOkakopa, 2017)

Synopsis: A wonderful exhibit in remembrance of Queen Liliʻuokalani. The exhibit, curated by Keahiahi Long, has been on display in Hamilton Library at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

I aliʻi nō ke aliʻi i ke kanaka. He ʻōlelo ia mai kahiko mai. A he ahuwale nō ia manaʻo ma ka hana a nā aliʻi o ke au i hala. A ʻo ia paha ka mea i nui ai ke aloha o kānaka o ia au a me kēia au nō hoʻi e holo nei. A ʻo ke kumu nō hoʻi paha ia i hana ʻia ai kahi hōʻikeʻike no ka hoʻohāliʻaliʻa ʻana i ia aliʻiwahine aloha nui ʻia o kākou, ʻo ia ka Mōʻīwahine Liliʻuokalani. A ʻo kēia nō hoʻi ka makahiki e piha ai nā makahiki he hoʻokahi haneli o kona hala ʻana aku i ke ao polohiwa a Kāne. Na Keahiahi Long, ke kahu puke o Kamakakūokalani, i kūkulu i ia kia hoʻomanaʻo, a he nani hoʻi kau a koe aku. Aia nō ke waiho akula ma ka holoē e hele aku ai i ka Hale Pākuʻi o ka Hale Waihona Puke ʻo Hamilton ma ke Kulanui o Hawaiʻi ma Mānoa. ʻO ka lā mua o ua hōʻikeʻike lā, ʻo ka lā 8 o Kepakemapa. A ʻo kēia Lāpule, ka lā 15 hoʻi o ʻOkakopa, ka lā hope loa.

I ka wā e hiki aku ai a ma mua pono o ka holoē o ka Hale Pākuʻi o Hamilton, aia nō ke kū akula kahi kiʻi o Liliʻu Loloku Walania Wewehi i ke kiʻi ʻōnohi o Kū, e ʻike ai ke kamahele, ʻo ka hoʻomaka ia o kahi huakaʻi pōkole e launa iki ai me ka Laninui. A ke komo aku ʻoe i loko o ka holoē, ʻo ka ʻike aku nō ia i nā moʻokūʻauhau o Kapaʻakea lāua ʻo Keohokālole, nā mākua hoʻi o nā Lani ʻEhā. A ʻo nā Lani ʻEhā, ʻo Kalākaua, ʻo Liliʻuokalani, ʻo Likelike a me Leleiohoku, ʻo ia nā keiki i maopopo i ko ‘oukou mea kākau. Akā, ma ka nānāʻana aku i nā moʻokūʻauhau, he ʻekolu hou keiki a Kapaʻakea lāua ʻo Keohokālole, ʻo James Kaliokalani (ʻo ka hiapo ia), ʻo Anna Kaiulani a me Kaiminaauao. ʻO lākou nei, ua hoʻi koke i ka moe i ka moe kapu o Niolopua. ʻO kekahi i ka wāʻōpiopio a ʻo kekahi i ka wā e kamaliʻi ana. Aloha nō.

A ma kekahi o nā kiʻi e kū akula, ua ʻōlelo ʻia, he kumu alakaʻi ka Mōʻīwahine Liliʻuokalani na kākou e hahai like ai a aia nō ia mau ʻano e kau ana ma ka paia a ma loko paha o ka pahu hōʻikeʻike. ʻO ke ʻano mua e kau ana, ʻo ia ka mākaukau ma ka hana e pono ai ke alakaʻi a mālama ʻana i ke aupuni a me ka lāhui. ʻO ka lua o ke ʻano, ʻo ka noʻeau ia. ʻO kekahi ia o nā Lani ʻEhā, a ua lilo kāna mau mele i haku ai i mau mele punahele na kākou. A ʻo ke kolu o ke ʻano o Kamakaʻeha, ʻo ia ka wiwoʻole. E hana ʻo ia i nā mea e pono ai ka lāhui. A he mau hana ia i kū i ka pono, a ʻo ka hā nō ia o ke ʻano o Liliʻuokalani i hōʻike ʻia ma ua hōʻikeʻike lā.

ʻO kekahi mea i nani loa ma ia wahi, aia ke kīwī e hoʻolele ana i nā kiʻi like ʻole o ua Mōʻīwahine aloha nei a me nā palapala like ʻole me ka hoʻokani pūʻana aʻe i nā mele like ʻole a ia Laninui i haku ai, he iwakālua a ʻoi. A aia nō kahi mau mea hou aku e mākaʻikaʻi ai, nā palapala, nā pā leo, a me kahi lole (i hana hou ʻia). He holoē liʻiliʻi wale nō ia, akā, ua piha naʻe i ke aloha o ka Laninui i kāna mau kānaka a i ke aloha hoʻi o nā kānaka i ko lākou aliʻi aloha.

He nui nā kānaka i kākoʻo a hana like ma nei hōʻikeʻike, ʻo ia ʻo Jonathan Osorio, April Drexel, Piʻilani Kaʻaloa, Lia O’Neill Keawe, Mahealani Nishimura, Ronald Williams, Jr. o Hawaiʻinuiākea; ʻo Keawe Lopes lāua ʻo Kaʻiulani Kanehailua o Ka Waihona A Ke Aloha, Ka Papahana Hoʻoheno Mele, Ka Hālau ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi ʻo Kawaihuelani; ʻo Monica Ghosh, Dore Minatodani, Myra Waddell, Deborah Dunn, Kathleen Luschek, Ann Rabinko, Kapena Shim, Malia Van Heukelem o ka Hale Waihona Puke ʻo Hamilton; ʻo Adam Jansen o ka Waihona Palapala Kahiko o Hawaiʻi; ʻo Teresa Valencia, Zita Cup Choy, Marcus Ortiz o ka Hale Aliʻi ʻo ʻIolani; ʻo Karen Kosasa, Halena Kapuni-Reynolds, Craig Howes, a me Noelle Kahanu o ke Kulanui o Hawaiʻi ma Mānoa; ʻo John Barker o Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives; ʻo Vince Hazen o ka Hale Hōʻikeʻike Hana Noʻeau o Honolulu; a ʻo Stacy Naipo o Hui Hānai.

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