Aloha e nā hoa,
The Hawaiian Affairs Caucus will be holding its quarterly general meeting TODAY 5:30 p.m., at the Ala Moana Beach Park, Magic Island, Picnic Area 40. After parking in the Magic Island parking lot, walk toward the Diamond head side of Magic Island, facing Waikiki. Follow the walkway and you should see us. If possible, please arrive early. Registration begins at 5:15 p.m.
We encourage you to attend the meeting to learn about the status of the Native Hawaiian legislative bills and our plans for the remainder of 2017. We have a great cultural speaker on an interesting topic in a natural setting. As a caucus, we support and perpetuate the traditions of Native Hawaiians and its proper protocol. Look forward to seeing you. Pupus welcomed.
Here is the agenda for the evening (all times estimated)
5:15-5:30: Sign In
5:30: Call to Order, pule, quorum, secretary’s minutes, president’s report, treasurer’s report, and legislative committee’s report
6:00-6:45: Guest Speaker
6:45-7:00: New Business, Announcements, and Adjournment
7:00: Socialize and enjoy the Hilton Fireworks
‘Ōlohe Lua Aīwaīwa
President, Mary Kawena Puku‘i Cultural Preservation SocietyTHE TRADITIONAL HAWAIIAN ‘AWA CEREMONY
An ancient ritual of the Hawaiian people, the ‘awa ceremony is meant to create a space for open communication and the expression of heartfelt emotion, gratitude and acknowledgement of each other and the earth that sustains us. Traditionally, this ceremony takes place at gatherings of leaders. La’akea Suganuma will share with us his knowledge of the ceremony as recorded by his grandmother, Tutu Mary Kawena Puku’i.