October – Talk Story: Monday Moments with the Daughters
Join us for another Talk Story: Monday Moments with the Daughters--a virtual gathering typically held on the last Monday of every month. It's a time to catch up with one another, explore an interesting topic, and learn more about what makes our organization special and unique! We're returning to our original lunch timeslot, so bring your lunch, favorite libation, or mocktail and then kickback for our program!
Eō e ‘Emalani i Alaka‘i
Learn more about the Dowager Queen Emma's 1871 travels to Kaua‘i and her momentous mountain journey to Kōke‘e, camping in the Alaka‘i Swamp, and reaching the breathtaking kilohana overlooking Wainiha. Daughter Puni Patrick will share her experience participating in and representing Queen Emma during Eō e ‘Emalani i Alaka‘i, an annual festival in Kōke‘e commemorating the Queen and her entourage's arrival on horseback, with over a dozen hālau hula greeting and paying homage to Queen Emma, her life, and her accomplishments.
Meet Our Guest Speaker
Kumu Hula and Daughters of Hawai‘i Kaua‘i-Member, Puni Patrick, has participated in Eō e ‘Emalani i Alaka‘i as both the representative of Queen Emma and as a kumu hula and haku mele performing hula and mele in the Queen's honor. Born and raised on O‘ahu and dancing hula since the age of 4, Puni's kumu hula have grown her love for ‘Emalani through the mele ali‘i they taught and huaka‘i they provided to Hānaiakamalama. Now living on the westside of Kaua‘i, Puni has taught hula to members of the Daughters of Hawai‘i at the Kaua‘i Museum. She also teaches a group of kūpuna in Waimea ranging in age from 67 to 97.