Kupaa Kāne T-Shirt
"Kaulana na pua a o Hawaii. Kupaa ma hope o ka aina..." The famous words of our kūpuna echo in this refrain from the mele ʻai pōhaku, "Kaulana na pua." Written in 1893 by Ellen K. W. Prendergast soon after the illegal overthrow of our beloved queen Liliʻuokalani. Standing firm in their aloha for this ʻāina and for our queen, our kūpuna of the late 19th century actively resisted the “hoʻohui ʻāina kūʻai hewa,” the wrongful annexation of Hawaiʻi to the United States, remaining forever loyal to our beloved homelands, forever "kupaa ma hope o ka aina."