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NEWS ADVISORY
                            Department of Customer Services
                            City & County of Honolulu
                            523-4385

                                                                                                                      

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-January 11, 2002 

DEDICATION OF “KAHI HALIA ALOHA”
(THE PLACE OF LOVING REMEMBRANCE)
WAIKÏKÏ ANCESTRAL MEMORIAL 

WHO:    Recognized descendant families of nä iwi küpuna (ancestral skeletal remains);

Mayor Jeremy Harris and appropriate staff; Kamehameha Schools’ Trustees and CEO; Department of Land and Natural Resources staff; construction staff and archaeologists; special guests.

WHEN:   Sunday, January 13
        9–10 a.m. 

WHERE:  Waikïkï

Corner of Kapahulu and Kaläkaua avenues       

The Office of the Mayor of Honolulu together with the Board of Water Supply and the recognized descendants are pleased to announce the blessing and dedication of the “Kahi Halia Aloha.” 

The Memorial was proposed and designed by the lineal descendants to accommodate Hawaiian ancestral remains continually being unearthed in Waikïkï, the consequence of modern construction disturbances.  The Memorial is the first of its kind to offer permanent and dignified protection to generations of Hawaiian ancestral remains unearthed and/or repatriated from museum collections across the nation. 

The Mayor’s office is pleased to have provided its support for the family leadership of this successful reburial project.  “Kahi Halia Aloha” and its history may serve as a prototype for the future.

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MEDIA INFORMATION:

Abby Wade, 543-3558/265-1775

Tuesday, July 09, 2002

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