Eo e Emalani i Alaka‘i or The Emalani Festival happens annually on Kauaʻi. Each year someone is chosen to represent Queen Emma when she visited Kōke‘e in 1871. This year Nalani Kaauwai Brun represented the queen.
Kauaʻi Daughters of Hawaiʻi attended and many from Oʻahu made the journey. The Daughters join many others in offering gifts of ‘oli and hula for Queen Emma.
Puni Patrick, Shantel Santiago and Wai Kuapahi lead the presentation in honor of the Daughters, their ‘Ohana and the festival. All three Daughters Puni, Shantel and Wai have portrayed Queen Emma at this festival in years past.
Standing left to right;
Carol Ann Davis, Debbie Wakuta, Jane Gray, Malia Ho’okano, Kanoe Ahuna, Kanani Kahana-Reid, Maryanne Kusaka, Bonnie Stevens, Julie Watson, Puni Patrick, Wai Kuapahi, Shantel Santiago, Pammy Chock, Puanani Wakuta, Maile Kennedy, Wini Smith, Patsy Sheehan, Napua Knight
Below left to right;
Inger Hojfeldt, Hiromi Ozaki, Joyce Davis, Ikuko Sasaoka