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2020 Census

Census questionnaires will be delivered or mailed to households via U.S. mail in March 2020. Respondents can fill out the census online, answer by telephone, or mail back the questionnaire. Census workers from your community will visit households that do not return questionnaires. Information brochures are available in a number of languages...including ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i! For more information on Census and how you can get involved. visit or THIS IS ME a video produced by The Kalaimoku Group for Census 2020  

Lau Kanaka No Hawaii General Meeting: In the footsteps of Queen Kapi'olani with Special Guest Speaker Colette Higgins - Saturday, July 11, 2020, 1:30-3:30 pm

Lau Kanka No Hawaii has the pleasure of hosting Colette Higgins, who will be sharing her 2016 sabbatical experience, tracing the footsteps of Queen Kapi'olani when she traveled to England as a guest at Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in 1887.

Her 56-day journey led her to the same seven cities visited by the queen (San Francisco, Washington D.C., Boston, New York, Liverpool, Norwich and London) in the same order, at the same time of year, using similar modes of transportation (including crossing the continental United States by train and the Atlantic Ocean by ship).

Queen Kapiʻolani used this travel experience as an educational opportunity for herself, and she was very well received along the way. Higgins will share photos and stories about her journey and what she learned about Queen Kapiʻolani by following in her footsteps.

Colette Higgins holds an MA in history (Pacific Islands), a BA in history and anthropology from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, and an AA in liberal arts from Kapi‘olani Community College. Higgins taught Hawaiian history for nearly 20 years, and is a recipient of the Board of Regents’ Excellence in Teaching Award and Frances Davis Award for Excellence in undergraduate teaching. Currently, Higgins is a dean of academic affairs at Windward Community College where she oversees the language arts and humanities departments, the academic support units, and the early college program.

  • Zoom Meeting Link - Meeting ID: 968 1364 3144
  • 1:20 - 1:50 p.m. AZ Time - General Business Meeting.
  • 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. AZ Time - Colette Higgins Presentation of In the Footsteps of Queen Kapi'olani.
  • 3:00 - 3:15 p.m. AZ Time - Q&A on In the Footsteps of Queen Kapi'olani presentation.
Saturday, August 2020

Lau Kanka No Hawaii General Meeting at 2:30 p.m.

  • Lau Kanka No Hawaii General Meeting
  • 1:50 pm - 2:20 pm AZ Time - Business Meeting.
  • 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm AZ time - General Meeting with Guest Speaker.
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 944 7698 3376
Thursday, September 2020, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Lau Kanaka No Hawaii Board Meeting

Lau Kanaka No Hawaii Board Meeting
Zoom Meeting ID: 933 3754 5723
Thursday, December 2020, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Lau Kanaka No Hawaii Board Meeting

Lau Kanaka No Hawaii Board Meeting
Zoom Meeting ID: 982 7147 5550