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1st Annual Distinctive Women in Hawaiian History Program
He Ho‘olaule‘a No Nā Mo‘olelo o Nā Wāhine, A Celebration of Women's History


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Program Sponsors:

Title and Presenting Sponsor
Iolani Palace

‘Iolani Palace


Associate Sponsors:

Contributing Sponsors:

photo credits:
Jeff Widener

2007 Program
Mission Memorial Auditorium, Honolulu Civic Center
Honolulu, Hawai‘i
Saturday, April 28, 2007

Morning Presentations

Welcome by Alice Guild, The Friends of ‘Iolani Palace
Opening Chant, Oli Kahea, by Ka‘ala Pacheco, 9th grader, Kamehameha Schools

Warrior Women: Employment of Wāhine Warriors to include Female Ali‘i as Musket Firing Warriors in the Battle of Nu‘uanu (May 1795)
Presenter: Noelani Mahoe, ‘┼îlohe Haka Pili Pa‘a
Sponsor: Pā Ku‘i a Lua

Princess Nāhi‘ena‘ena [1815-1836]
Hawaiian Storytelling Tradition: The Pā‘ū of Nāhi‘ena‘ena
Presenter: Noelle M. K. Y. Kahanu, Bishop Museum

Pipili Kalani, mau ka honua ia la (When the Chiefs are Joined the Earth Remains Eternal)
Presenter: Ronald C. Williams Jr., Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Break featuring Valerio's Tropical Bakeshop pianomo dessert rolls and Starbucks Coffee

Queen Ka‘ahumanu [c1768-1832]
Reconsiderations of the Roles of Women in the ‘Ainoa and Adoption of Foreign Laws in Hawai‘i
Presenter: Trisha Kehaulani Watson, J.D., Ph.D. (ABD), Research Fellow
Sponsor: Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law

Laura Fish Judd [1804-1872]
Honolulu Sketches of Life from 1828 to 1861
Presenter: Mary Judd, retired archivist and Mission Houses Museum docent
Sponsor: Mission Houses Museum

Queen Emma [1836-1885]
Hospital Legacy
Presenters: Janice Kalanihuia and Paula Yoshioka
Sponsor: Queen's Medical Center

Catered lunch by Helena's Hawaiian Food

Afternoon Presentations

Chef Helen Kwock Chock: perpetuating Hawaiian Cuisine and recipient of the 2000 James Beard Foundation Award for Regional Classic
Presenters: Elaine Chock Katsuyoshi of Helena's Hawaiian Food Takahashi of the Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Kapi‘olani Community College
Sponsor: Kapi‘olani Community College

Queen Kapi‘olani [1834-1899] and Princess Lili‘uokalani's [1838-1917]
Voyage and Reception Across America en route to Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee Celebration, 1887
Presenter: Jamie Conway, ‘Iolani Palace docent program
Sponsor: ‘Iolani Palace

Mother Marianne of Moloka‘i
Thirty Five Years of Service (1883-1918) to the Hansen Patients of O‘ahu, Māui, and the Kalaupapa Peninsula; Matron of the Home for Leprous Girls and the Boys Home at Kalawao, Moloka‘i
Presenter: Sister Alicia Damien Lau
Sponsor: Sisters of Saint Francis in Hawai‘i

Territorial Clubwomen: The Founding of The Ka‘ahumanu Society (1905) and The Outdoor Circle (1911)
Presenters Donna Lei Smythe with Ka‘ahumanu Society members and Dr. Margit Misangyi Watts
Sponsor: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Break featuring the Honolulu Design Center's Stage Restaurant pastries

Madge Tennent [1889-1972]
Hawaiian Women on Canvas
Presenter: Curator Betsy Forrest Robb
Sponsor: Honolulu Academy of Arts

Keepers of the Flame: The Legacy of Three Hawaiian Women (2005), by Eddie and Myrna Kamae.
The film examines the contributions of revered Hawaiian scholar and linguist Mary Kawena Pukui [1895-1986], Hula Master ‘Iolani Luahine [1915-1978], and Songwriter and Educator Edith Kanakaole [1913-1979]
Presenter: Producer Myrna Kamae
Sponsor: Pacific Islanders in Communications

Closing Comments, Closing Chant, and Hawai‘i Pono‘i