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Featured Videos: Hōkūleʻa
"The mission of Hōkūle‘a’s Worldwide Voyage is to navigate toward a healthy and sustainable future for ourselves, our home – the Hawaiian Islands – and our Island Earth through voyaging and new ways of learning. Our core message is to mālama (care for) Island Earth – our natural environment, children and all humankind. In early May 2014, the two wa‘a kaulua will sail toTahiti, the first international leg of the Worldwide Voyage."
Hōkūle‘a. Hōkūle‘a’s Worldwide Voyage (WWV) Mission. Web. 27 Dec. 2013
"News clips and documentary footage combine in this special about Nainoa Thompson, the master navigator, and his historic voyage from Hawaiʻi to Rapa Nui aboard the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa. Thompson expresses his feelings about sailing, his hopes for the voyage and the future. Rapa Nui residents tell how they feel the voyage will impact their culture which, in the midst of change, is being threatened and diluted. Examines the huge Moai figures found all over Rapa Nui. Shows the welcoming celebrations that took place when Thompson and his crew successfully completed their journey."
"Assesses the cultural significance of the Hokuleʻa project and its impact on the Hawaiians. Includes coverage of the homecoming in 1987, the summer sail program of the Dept. of Education, and interviews with members of the crews and others associated with the project from the start to the present."
"Scott Sullivan, a crew member on the Hōkūleā on its Voyage of Rediscovery in 1985-1987 explains what it was like to be on this historic voyage. He reviews the construction of the canoe, the ancient Polynesian navigation techniques used on the voyage, who were the crew members and how they were selected, and the data generated by the trip for the benefit of science and culture. The canoe visited many islands of Polynesia including New Zealand, Tonga, Samoa, the Cook Islands, and Tahiti."
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