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Hōkūleʻa was welcomed to Panama by local indigenous tribes and students from the area got a tour to learn about the canoe's amazing journey thus far.

Wa'a Wednesday — Back in the Pacific

Jan. 18, 2017

Contributed by Shaundor Chillingworth

Hōkūleʻa 2016 Year in Review

From South Africa to the Caribbean to Canada and all up and down the East Coast of the United States, Hōkūleʻa and her crew had an eventful year. ʻŌiwi TV put together this small peek in to the places and people Hōkūleʻa touched in 2016. For more on the worldwide voyage, remember to visit

While in Balboa, Panama, crew members engage with indigenous peoples from the area.

A historic, two-day effort to cross the Panama Canal, towed by a powerful work vessel - DWS Linda - through the canal.

KS Executive Strategy Consultant Dr. Shawn Kanaʻiaupuni (left) is along for Leg 27 of the worldwide voyage.

In a blog entry, Kanaʻiaupuni describes efforts to provision the canoe for the upcoming stretch, which includes doing some shopping while in Panama.

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