Our Kūpuna As Heroes

The women's and men's branches of the Hui Aloha ʻĀina (Hawaiian Patriotic League) gathered the signatures of our kūpuna to oppose annexation of Hawaii to the U.S.  Their good work stopped the treaty.

[Read "Strangling Hands Upon A Nations Throat"]

[Emma ʻAʻima Aiʻi - Nāwahī]

[Joseph 'Iokepa" Nāwahī]

Kūʻē Petition Continues is how you can connect to the heroes - those supporters of Queen and country who successfully opposed the annexation of Hawaiʻi to the United States in 1897.

The Hawaiian Kingdom Continues  -- The Kūʻē Petition Continues

Kūʻē Petition Continues is a live, in-person, interactive experience. You can now search for ancestors, amoungst the 20,000+ signatures who signed the 1897 Petition Against Annexation using our alphabetized database.

Come find them, and join them by signing with them.


Queen And Country

Why Kūʻē Petition Continues Matters

Queen Liliʻuokalani directed the aloha ʻaina to sign their names on the Great Petition opposing annexation of Hawaiʻi to the U.S.  The Queen and makaʻainana prevailed!

[Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen by Liliuokalani, Queen of Hawaii (1838-1917). Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1898. ]

[The 2017 Centennial Commemoration]


The Truth Of History

The Kūʻē Petition prevented the Treaty of Annexation from taking place.

[see www.hawaiiankingdom.org]

U.S. Commits "Acts of War" Against Hawaiian Kingdom

VIDEO: International Inquiry Delayed After “Political Bomb”, Sai Says

The first sitting of the International Commission of Inquiry, initially scheduled for January 16 and 17, 2018 on the grounds of ‘Iolani Palace at the Kana‘ina Building, has been delayed. READ MORE . . . 

First Sitting of the International Commission of Inquiry on ‘Iolani Palace Grounds

The International Commission of Inquiry in Incidents of War Crimes in the Hawaiian Islands—The Larsen Case 

that stems from the Larsen v. Hawaiian Kingdom arbitration held at the Permanent Court of Arbitration from 1999-2001, will be holding its first hearing on the grounds of ‘Iolani Palace at the Kana‘ina Building on January 16 and 17, 2018. READ MORE . . . 

The Martens Clause and War Crimes in Hawai‘i

The term “war crimes” was not coined until 1919 after the First World War ended in Europe. A common misunderstanding is that individuals whose criminal conduct constituted a war crime could only be prosecuted if that conduct arose after 1919. READ MORE . . .