Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Introduces Resolution Honoring 150th Anniversary of the Royal Order of Kamehameha I

April 11, 2016
Press Release

Washington, DC—Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) introduced a House resolution today in celebration of the 150th anniversary of The Royal Order of Kamehameha I, Hawaii’s oldest royal order organization. The Royal Order of Kamehameha I was established on April 11, 1865 by King Kamehameha V to honor the legacy of his grandfather, King Kamehameha I, to defend the Kingdom of Hawaii’s sovereignty, and to preserve the culture and traditions of the Native Hawaiian people.

“For 150 years, the Royal Order of Kamehameha has honored the legacy of Hawaii’s King Kamehameha I, as well as helped to cultivate and perpetuate the culture, traditions, and practices of Native Hawaiians. Today, the Royal Order continues to honor its namesake and fulfill its mission of uplifting our communities by supporting and empowering the Native Hawaiian people,” said Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. “I urge my colleagues to join me in congratulating The Royal Order of Kamehameha I on 150 years of service, and celebrating the legacy of this unique cultural and historical treasure.”

Rep. Mark Takai (HI-01) is an original co-sponsor of the legislation. The resolution text is available HERE.


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