ʻOnipaʻa Peace March - January 17, 2023. - Photo: Jason Lees

An estimated 4,500 ʻŌiwi and supporters participated in the ʻOnipaʻa Peace March on Jan. 17, 2023 – a solemn observance of the 130th anniversary of the illegal overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi. The 1.7-mile march began at Mauna ʻAla (the Royal Mausoleum) with protocol by Kumu Hula Kawaikapuokalani Hewett and Kumu Hinaleimoana Wong, and concluded at ʻIolani Palace with a program that included dozens of speakers and musicians. Opening pule at ʻIolani Palace was offered by Kahu Kaleo Patterson and event emcees were Healani Sonoda-Pale and Al Keaka Medeiros. Participants in the march included representatives of Native Hawaiian organizations, school students and ʻohana. The ʻOnipaʻa Peace March was organized by Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi and Queen’s Court, and funded by the Hawaiʻi People’s Fund.

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