Sunday, November 28, 2010


In the Kingdom of Hawai`i November 28 was an official holiday called La Ku`oko`a, or Independence Day. This was the day in 1843 when England and France formally recognized Hawai`i's independence.

King Kamehameha III deemed it prudent and necessary to dispatch a Hawaiian delegation to the United States and then to Europe with the power to negotiate treaties and to ultimately secure the recognition of Hawaiian Independence by the major powers of the world.

The Hawaiian delegation, while in the US, secured the assurance of President Tyler on December 19, 1842 of its recognition of Hawai`i’s independence, and then proceeded to meet Sir George Simpson in Europe and secure formal recognition from Great Britain and France.

As a result of this recognition, the Hawaiian Kingdom entered into treaties with the major nations of the world and had established over ninety legations and consulates in multiple seaports and cities.

November 28 was thereafter established as an official national holiday to celebrate the recognition of Hawai`i's independence.

Come celebrate La Ku`oko`a with us today from Noon to 4 PM at `Iolani Palace in Honolulu.

Someone who discovered herself as she rediscovered Hawai`i’s independence is Keahi Felix. See and hear her amazing story of freedom for herself and her nation all this week on Hawai`i’s award winning
Voices Of Truth – One-On-One With Hawai`i’s Future.

MONDAY, November 22nd At 6:30 PM
Maui – Akaku, Channel 53

MONDAY, November 22nd At 7:00 PM & FRIDAY, November 26th At 5:30 PMHawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 53
THURSDAY, November 25th At 8:30 PM & FRIDAY, November 26th At 8:30 AM - Kaua`i – Ho`ike, Channel 52
SATURDAY, November 27th At 8:00 PM O`ahu, `Olelo, Channel 53
Wahine Noa – A Visit With Keahi Felix"

Like most of us, Keahi Felix believed Hawaiians voted overwhelmingly to become the 50th US state. Then one day she discovered the Hawaiian Kingdom still exists. So she asked one simple question - “Where is this Kingdom?” That question not only launched her on a journey of self-discovery that changed her life, but caused her to write Wahine Noa, the tale of her own awakening. Join us in our remarkable visit with Keahi as she describes her amazing story - Watch It Here

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