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"Features the building of a traditional double-hulled canoe Te Aurere which is used on a journey of rediscovery from New Zealand to Rarotonga by utilizing traditional navigation techniques."
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"Children learn how traditional navigators can use the wind, ocean swells, stars, sun, moon, clouds, and birds to forecast the weather and travel across the Pacific Ocean in canoes."
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"Documents construction of the Hawaiian voyaging canoe Hawaiʻiloa, and preparations for its planned 1995 2,000-mile voyage between the Marquesas and Hawaiʻi, and how it has served as a source of pride and an educational tool in the rediscovery of traditional Hawaiian canoe building arts."
Link to Video (60 minutes)
"In the early 1990's Indians of Southeast Alaska donated the wood that was used to build the hulls of the voyaging canoe Hawaiʻiloa. In 1995 Hawaiʻiloa traveled to its Alaska birthplace where visitors from Hawaii, including five students from the Benchmarks Program, and the crew discovered similarities between Alaskan and Hawaiian cultures. The Tlingit Indians related how they preserve natural resources."
Link to Video (59 minutes)
"Follows archaeologists as they seek clues to the origins and achievements of ancient Polynesian seafarers. Shows the excavation of a powerful voyaging canoe on the Tahitian island of Huahine, early sailing routes in Fiji, and traces of Hawaii's first settlers on Molokai."
Link to Video (90 minutes)
"Departure of the Yaeninganoa, a traditional canoe returning from Saipan in the Mariana Islands to Satawal in the central Caroline Islands under command of the navigator Mao Pialug, May 21, 1988. Also contains images from two days during a visit to Saipan in the spring of 1988 by a traditional Carolinian sailing canoe from Saiwal Island in the W. Carolines. During the visit which lasted for a number of weeks, the crew was honored by the Carolinian community and friends in Saipan. One of the events at which the crew was honored was the annual festival of San Isidro held in District 4, a Carolinian community on Saipan on March 15, 1988. Footage of the departure of the canoe on March 21, 1988 and the traditional dances performed by the crew at the festival of San Isidro on March 15, 1988, in that order."
Link to Video (30 minutes. English and Maori with English subtitles)
"One hundred Maori paddlers participate in a grueling ten-hour journey covering seventy-five kilometers in the world's largest war canoe to celebrate their spiritual roots."
Link to Video (20 minutes)
"Shows how a Maori canoe is made in the traditional manner. Includes choice of a tree with chanting, the construction of the canoe in a restricted canoe compound, and the launching accompanied by appropriate celebrations. The entire process in this instance took 18 months from the time that the logs arrived."