Rosemary Kaʻimilei Keamoai-Strickland (2021 Miss Aloha Hula Kahiko)

Published: Jul. 1, 2021 at 8:19 PM HST
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Ka Lā ʻŌnohi Mai O Haʻehaʻe. This mele hula ʻōlapa commemorates Queen Kapiʻolani’s visit to Kauaʻi and Niʻihau to promote a campaign aimed at increasing the Hawaiian race or Hoʻoulu Lāhui. Established in 1874 by King Kalākaua and his queen Kapiʻolani, the Hoʻoulu Lāhui Society eventually founded a maternity home for expectant Hawaiian mothers. This home was the forerunner of the present day Kapiʻolani Medical Center which carries on the mission of the royal couple.