Who Was Liliʻuokalani…

Do you know a woman that had or has a lot of responsibility in their lives? Maybe you would think the first lady, like Michelle Obama. Maybe Queen Elizabeth II who has been ruling England for more than 60 years. Or maybe even your mother. Well Queen Liliʻuokalani is one that is well overlooked and is arguably nearly forgotten. Being the first and only Queen of the Hawaiian Kingdom, ruling a nation was not an easy task. But Queen Liliʻuokalani was able to do her job and lead her Hawaiian people. Liliʻuokalani as our aliʻiwahine fulfilled her kuleana to improve the lives of Hawaiians.

On December 2, 1909, Queen Liliʻuokalani executed her deed of trust. According to the website http://onipaa.org/pages/her-deed-of-trust , Liliʻuokalani stated in the deed of trust “that the Trust Estate shall be used by the Trustees to benefit the lives of orphans and other destitute children in the Hawaiian Islands with the preference given to children with Hawaiian blood. Liliʻuokalani has fulfilled her kulena by giving the land that was given to her to help out her Native Hawaiian people that were orphaned or destitutes.

Queen Liliʻuokalani has fulfilled her kuleana by guiding and helping her Native Hawaiian people by giving her land to her people that were less fortunate. The way Liliʻuokalani helped her people of Hawaiʻi is why Liliʻuokalani as our aliʻiwahine fulfilled her kuleana to improve the lives of Hawaiians.

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