(BIVN) – A two-day educational seminar marking Lā Kūʻokoʻa kicks off Saturday morning in Keaʻau.
According to a media release, ʻAha Kānaka Moku o Keawe is hosting a free and public educational seminar in celebration of Lā Kūʻokoʻa, the Hawaiian Kingdom Independence day. “Lā Kūʻokoʻa is the the official day the Hawaiian Kingdom became the first non-european country to ever have official recognition as a sovereign independent nation by Britain and France,” the release stated. “Scholars from across the island will speak on diverse topics surrounding Hawaiʻi’s rich history, and current international status as a nation-state.”
Speakers will include Dr. Keanu Sai, Professor Donovan Preza, Professor Kaleikoa Kaeo, Kumu Keali’i Akina, Kaui Sai-Dudoit, Kale Gumapac, and Halealoha Ayau, the November news release stated.
Th seminar will be held the weekend of Lā Kūʻokoʻa, on Saturday, November 30th and Sunday, December 1st, 2019 (from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days) at Kamehameha Schools in Keaʻau in the Hawaiʻi Keawe Dining Hall.
The event is a free and public educational seminar sponsored by ʻAha Kānaka Moku o Keawe. Lunch will be available for purchase, organizers say.