Never Forget!

The Kingdom Of Hawai'i Never Forget! Never Forget The Illegal Overthrow Of The Hawai’i Kingdom. On Jan 17, 1893, a group of America-backed businessmen whom self proclaimed a provisional government, strengthened with bayonet-armed U.S. Marines staged a coup...

Hae Hawai’i Short Film

Hae Hawai'i Short Film Flag Of The Hawaiian Kingdom A young Hawaiian man steals the Hawaiian flag in hopes of raising it when the kingdom is restored. Director – Ty SangaProducers – Ty Sanga, Caleb Lucero, Vince Keala LuceroWriters – Ty Sanga &...

Hawai’i Firecrackers

Hawai'i Firecracker Traditions Happy New Year - Hau'oli Makahiki Hou Little Grass Shack WTF?!?! (What The Fact) Hawai’i New Year firework traditions comes from the introduction of the firecracker by Chinese immigrants.The predecessor of the firecracker was a...

Hawaiian Independence

Lā Kū‘oko‘a Hawaiian Independence Day November 28 is Lā Kūʻokoʻa – The Hawaiian Independence Day On November 28, 1843 Great Britain issued a formal joint declaration with France guaranteeing Hawaiian independence. The United States pursued an independent policy with...

Hilo Sampan Bus

Hilo Sampan Bus Uniquely Hilo A Hilo taxi driver by the name of Fukumatsu Kusumoto felt taxi fares were too expensive and wanted to provide lower, cost-effect means of public transportation for Big Island residents and visitors, mainly Hilo wharf and it’s...

Ke’elikōlani Middle School

Ke’elikōlani School Princess Ruth Princess Ruth Ke’elikōlani Middle School On September 17, 2021, Central Middle School (Honolulu) was renamed back to its original moniker, Princess Ruth Ke’elikōlani Middle School in honor of Princess Ke’elikōlani. The effort to...

The Haʻikū Stairs

Stairway To Heaven; The Haʻikū Stairs The area is named “Haʻikū” after the Kahili flower which flourished throughout the area. Located at the east valley wall of Haʻikū Valley, Ko’olau mountain range is what we know as “Stairway To...

Splintered Paddle

Kānāwai Māmalahoe, Law of the Splintered Paddle The Splintered Paddle is a precept used by ancient Hawaiians. Centuries later it became Hawaiian law, set in place by King Kamehameha I in 1797. E nā kānaka, E mālama ‘oukou i ke akua A e mālama ho‘i ke kanaka nui...

Chinese In Hawai’i

Chinese immigration to Hawai’i Encouraged by King Kamehameha I, Hawaii exported sandalwood to China from 1792 to 1843. As a result, Chinese people dubbed the Hawaiian Islands “Tan Heung Shan”, roughly translates to “Fragrant Sandalwood...