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KS Kapālama junior Teeya Lei reflects on the journey to Tahiti she and 14 of her classmates made. Lei is a part of ʻAnatahuʻataʻatametuatetupumāvae, a youth delegation who will represent Hawaiʻi on this stop along the Worldwide Voyage. They will take part in a number of cultural-educational exchanges and participate in ceremonies to welcome Hōkūleʻa back to Tahiti. You can watch other daily reflections as they are posted and read research students have completed prior to their journey at

Wa'a Wednesday: Reunited in Tahiti

April 26, 2017

Contributed by Shaundor Chillingworth

Haumāna dance, performing their kuleana in representing Hawaiʻi, as Hōkūleʻa returns back to Taputapuatea for a voyaging ritual and ceremony.

Sister canoes Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia together in Tahiti for the first time since they parted in 2015.

ʻAnatahuʻataʻatametuatetupumāvae, a youth delegation of 15 KS Kapālama students, will represent Hawaiʻi during important ceremonies while in Tahiti.

Hōkūle‘a, Hikianalia, and their crews were welcomed by the Mahina community in Tahiti.

Students get to explore Tahiti, seeing first-hand what they had researched in the lead up to this journey. Watch and read their daily reflections here:

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