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Volunteers Needed for Bernice Akamine Procession and Installation of "Kalo"

March 5, 2019

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (volunteers arrive at 8:30 am)

ʻIolani Palace to Aliʻiolani Hale

Project Description

Join HB19 Artist Bernice Akamine in the installation of Kalo, an 87-piece installation composed of paper and volcanic stone. The work, which honors Queen Liliuokalani, addresses our kuleana to care for the land and kalo, our elder sibling, which connects us genealogically to Papa, Earth Mother, and Wakea, Sky Father. On this occasion, the work also serves to bring the people to their Queen, reminding us all to stand for all that is left to be done and all that should not be lost. Once a chant has signaled the start of the procession, 87 volunteers will carry one kalo plant each and walk this across the road and place it in its dedicated position in the final installation inside Aliʻiolani Hale. A second chant will mark the close of the installation once all plants have been placed.


To volunteer in this momentous occasion, please sign-up directly HERE. For questions, please contact Yvonne Manipon, HBF Volunteer Coordinator, at


Volunteers must arrive to ʻIolani Palace on March 5, 2019 by 8:30 a.m. and check in at the HBF Tent located inside the Palace gates on the ewa lawn. The program will be completed by noon. Metered parking available in surrounding area. Paid parking available at Aliʻi Place Parking Garage.

Attire and Other Information

Volunteers are encouraged to wear aloha attire, comfortable shoes, wear sunscreen and bring water. A volunteer waiver will be required.