2023 Onipa’a Peace March


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Commemorating 130 Years Since the Illegal Overthrow of the Hawaiian Monarchy

Tuesday, January 17, 2023
10 am – 5 pm
March from Mauna’ala Royal Mausoleum to ‘Iolani Palace.
At ‘Iolani Palace: commemoration, entertainment, speeches.

Bring your own hāliʻi or chair and a flask for water.

Shuttles to Mauna’ala will run from 7:30 am to last pick up at ‘Iolani Palace at 9:15 am. Shuttle stop across from YWCA on Richards Street.


Peace March

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8:30 am Mauna’ala Protocol

Kumu Hula Kawaikapuokalani Hewett

Kumu Hinaleimoana Wong

10:00 am Depart from Mauna’ala

Route 1.7 Miles:

  1. Head Makai on Nuʻuanu Avenue
  2. Diagonal Crossover Beretania To Makai Side
  3. Right on Richards
  4. Left on King Street
  5. Turn left on Mililani Street into Palace

Onipa’a Peace March Line Up

Every year the Queen’s Portrait leads the march on the route – this has been happening for last eight years. The first few marches were just a couple hundred people led by Queen’s portrait carried by the founder of Queen’s Court, Kailana Moa-Eli. This year the event has grown but the spiritual route that Kailana carry’s the Queen on has remained the same.

10:50 am Arrive at ‘Iolani Palace Front Gate

Oli Kahea: Kumu Hula Kawaikapuokalani Hewett

Oli Komo: Hālau Pua Aliʻi ʻIlima

11:00 am – 11:25 am Hoʻokupu at Queenʻs Statue led by Queenʻs Court


11:00 am Pule for the Food and Event by Kahu Kaleo Patterson

11:15 am Welcome EMCEEʻs Healani Sonoda-Pale and Al Keaka Medeiros

11:25 am Paula Akana and Friends of ʻIolani Palace

11:40 am Mele by Lion Fiyah

12noon Pueo Kāne

12:20 pm Mele by Poki’i

12:40 pm Kumu Kawaikapu Hewett (Honoring our Kūpuna)

12:50 pm Maxine Kahaulelio (Queen’s Garden)

1:00 pm Uncle Billy Freitas (Mauna Kea)

-Ke Kumu Hawai’i Cultural Presentation at the Bandstand

1:10 pm Navahine Fukumitsu (Climate Change)

1:20 pm Kainoa Azama (Community Organizing)

1:30 pm Imai Winchester (Ea)

1:40 pm Dani Espiritu (Kapukaki and Wai)

1:50 pm Ke’eaumoku Kapu (Kuleana Lands)

2:00 pm Mele by Mahkess

2:20 pm Kaniloa Kamaunu (Protecting Maui Iwi Kūpuna)

2:30 pm Pōhaku & J-Ragga Muzik

3:00 pm Mele by Sons of Yeshua

-Ke Kumu Hawai’i Cultural Presentation at the Bandstand

3:30 pm Mele by Umi Sexton

4:30 pm ‘Aha with Lanakila Mangauil

**Agenda subject to changes**

Activites Booths

Hawaiian Face Painting

Paʻi ʻAi

The first 2,000 keiki to arrive at the start of the march will receive a free commemorative Onipa’a Button.

Educational Booths

If you want to sign up to set up an educational booth (subject to space available and relevancy to event) for keiki fill out this EDUCATIONAL BOOTH APPLICATION

Kūʻē Peititions

Mālama Mākua

O’ahu Water Protectors

Wai Ola Alliance

Mauna Kea Education and Awareness

Mālama Kakanilua

Lāhui Foundation

Nā ʻAikāne o Maui

Hawai’i Peace and Justice

Hui Aloha ʻĀina Momona

Ke Kumu Hawai’i (at the Bandstand presentations at 1pm and 3pm by Kumula’au and May Sing)

Shuttles to Mauna’ala will run from 7:30 am to last pick up at ‘Iolani Palace at 9:15 am. Shuttle stop across from YWCA on Richards Street.