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Nainoa Thompson celebrates Dalai Lama's birthday at a panel discussion

Master navigator and head of the Polynesian Voyaging Society Nainoa Thompson was invited to a panel discussion as part of the Dalai Lama’s birthday celebration in California. 85 more words


Hokulea crew members dive into the Great Barrier Reef, students join in through live stream

Hokule’a is in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and on Sunday afternoon, Hawai’i time, crew members, including University of Hawaii scientists and navigator Nainoa Thompson, could be seen diving live on  74 more words


Hawaii Education leaders set sail on board Hokulea and Hikianalia

By: Jennifer Wong

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – Hawaii’s top education leaders, including Hawaii Department of Education Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi and University of Hawaii President David Lassner, were in Auckland, New Zealand Tuesday. 309 more words


Hokulea connects Hawaii, Aotearoa education leaders

Legendary canoes Hokulea and Hikianalia anchored together at Point England Beach in New Zealand Tuesday to connect Hawaii’s education leaders with some of Aotearoa’s most innovative educators. 315 more words


Hōkūleʻa, 1980 / 2015.


by Wayne Washburn

Greeted by a blessing of light showers, flowers, music, dance and many hugs and kisses, the crew members of the Hokuleʻa returned from Tahiti at 1:00 p.m. 882 more words

Hawaiians Abroad

Hokulea prepares for Cyclone Pam

Cyclone Pam is tracking towards New Zealand. The voyaging canoe Hokulea is currently docked in Auckland, New Zealand.

Hokulea officials tell us it’s pretty protected. 113 more words


Polynesian Voyaging Society president looks back at 40 years of Hokulea

In 1973, three men, including an anthropologist, artist and waterman started the non-profit Polynesian Voyaging Society.

Their goal was to raise money and build Hawaii’s first voyaging canoe in about 600 years. 377 more words