Anita "Kaanapu" Naone, president of the Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu, observed, "Many people don't realize that princess (Pauahi) was a woman who stepped up to the plate to take on challenges.She
had the fortitude to think ahead for her
people, and obviously education was first."
After the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy, Naone
grandparents were prohibited from speaking Hawaiian in public.Because of that, her
parents did not speak Hawaiian to their children.
But events, such as last night's pule, represent a renaissance of awareness that shows "we want to save the entitlement and benefits for our future generation," Naone