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As part of Hōkūle‘a’s “Mahalo Sail,” veteran and apprentice navigators and sailing enthusiasts shared past experiences and navigation techniques with a contingent from Rapa Nui.

Kawaialoa heiau is site for multi-cultural exchange

Apr. 9, 2018

Members of I Nui Ke Aho, a North Shore-based non-profit, recently exchanged cultural knowledge with navigators from Rapa Nui at Kahōkūwelowelo, a Native Hawaiian heiau on Kamehameha Schools ‘āina in Kawaialoa. The area is a known kahuna residence featuring multiple cultural sites.

In conjunction with Polynesian voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a’s “Mahalo Sail” following the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage, veteran and apprentice navigators and sailing enthusiasts shared past experiences and navigation techniques with the contingent from Rapa Nui, as well as the general public at multiple ‘ohana events.

The KS Natural and Cultural Resources team stewards Kahōkūwelowelo, protecting the wahi kūpuna (ancestral site) and managing sustainable and integrated use for community involvement and ‘āina-based learning.



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