Historic Hawaiʻi Foundation’s 2011 Kamaʻāina of the Year: Herb Kāne

Historic Hawaiʻi Foundation’s 2011 Kamaʻāina of the Year: Herb Kāne

Aloha kakahiaka kākou! E hoʻohanohano ʻia ana ʻo Herb Kawainui Kāne e ka Historic Hawaiʻi Foundation no kona paʻu ikaika i ka hoʻōla a mālama i ka mōʻaukala Hawaiʻi ma kona mau pena kiʻi.

ʻO kona makaʻala lāliʻi a me kona nui noiʻi ka mea e ʻoi aʻe ai kā Herb mau kiʻi.

ʻO kāna mau kiʻi, he kumu waiwai luaʻole ia o ka mōʻaukala Hawaiʻi a pēia hoʻi kāna kiʻi hope loa i pena ai i kapa ʻia ʻo “Kamehameha Landing.”

He kūikawā nō ka mālama ʻia o kēia kiʻi ma ka Royal Hawaiian nei, ʻoiai ma ʻaneʻi i pae mai ai ʻo Kamehameha.

A no kona ʻimi hoʻōla a mālama mōʻaukala, e hoʻohanohano ʻia ana ʻo Herb Kāne ʻo ia ka “Kamaʻāina of the Year,” e ka Historic Hawaiʻi Foundation ʻapōpō ma ko lākou hanana hoʻoulu kālā kūmakahiki.

ʻO kā mākou nuʻukia, ʻo ia ka mālama i ka ʻike kuʻuna.

A ʻo ia ka Herb i hana ai ma kāna mau kiʻin pena a ma ʻō loa aku kekahi.

He pena kiʻi. He mālama mōʻaukala. A loaʻa pū kona kuleana ma ka hoʻokumu i ka Polynesian Voyaging Society.

ʻE mālama ʻia ana nā ʻano hānana like ʻole pili i ka holomoana a i ka Lāpule, mai ka hoʻolele kiʻiʻoniʻoni ʻo Papa Mau: The Wayfinder, he kūkākūkā me nā holomoana, a inā kūpono ke anilā, e hiki ana ke holowaʻa. No ka ʻike hou aku, e kele iā historichawaii.org.

Herb Kawainui Kāne will be honored at this year’s HHF event for his contributions in the revival of our Hawaiian culture.

The amount of detail and the amount of research that went into Herb’s paintings really are unprecedented in depicting Hawaiian scapes.

His paintings remain a rich source of Hawaiian history, including his last piece “Kamehameha Landing.”

It’s especially unique and special because Kamehameha set up his then united kingdom here on the grounds of the Royal Hawaiian in Helumoa

The Foundation is honoring Herb as the “Kamaʻāina of the Year” for his valuable contributions to Hawaiʻi’s history.

Our mission as (the) Historic Hawaiʻi Foundation is to preserve the elements of our culture.

Herb accomplished this via his paintings and much more.

I obviously know of him as an artist, obviously know of him as a historian, and obviously know of his instrumental participation and leadership in establishing the Polynesian Voyaging Society.

Events will be held thru Sunday including a screening of Papa Mau, a talk story with voyagers, and canoe landings.

Visit historichawaii.org for more info.

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