Lau Lama Cultural Illumination Series with Aunty Lynda Saffery

Lau Lama Cultural Illumination Series with Aunty Lynda Saffery

Event Info:

  • Apr 21, 2018
  • 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Free. Donations gratefully accepted


In this, the 125th year of US occupation in Hawai‘i, Kalanihonua aims to support the growing awareness of  Hawaii’s true history and feature profound indigenous teachings from the landscape of lower Puna in an informative presentation series that is free and open to the public! Come join us as we learn from Kanaka Maoli and local scholars, educators, artists, activists and practitioners of Hawai‘i culture.

The Kūʻē Petitions

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Join us for a presentation on the traveling installation sharing the truth of the anti-annexation petitions of 1897, almost completely unknown until their rediscovery in 1996. Proof that nearly all of Hawaiʻi’s citizens did not approve of an annexation by the United States, this petition was circulated by foot across the kingdom and was instrumental in ending initial U.S. Congressional efforts to annex Hawaiʻi in 1897. Today it stands as an enduring testament to Hawaiian self-determination.


Lynda Saffrey is a practitioner, teacher and master weaver of ‘ulana lauhala (Pandanus/Hala leaf weaving), a storyteller and a participant in the Ku ̄‘e ̄ Petition Sign Display installation piece that has toured throughout Hawai‘i and America sharing the truth of the anti-annexation petition of 1897.


Location: Kalani. 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Rd. Pahaoa, Hawaii 96778

Admission: Free, open to the public. Donations gratefully accepted.


Upcoming Presentations: 

Contemporary Hawaiian Activism

Native Plants of Puna