Mālama Honua: ʻOhana Hōkūleʻa | Episode 3

Mālama Honua: ʻOhana Hōkūleʻa | Episode 3

Episode 3

As Hawaiʻi’s storied double-hulled canoe Hōkūleʻa circumnavigates the globe over the next three years, crew members will experience amazing segments of this journey, each unique in their own way. The Hawai’i to Tahiti leg was the fastest crossing ever of this ancestral pathway, a 16-day voyage crewmembers will not soon forget. The second leg, equally amazing, would take the waʻa and her crew to 11 different ports, over 44 days, as they sailed from Tahiti all the way to Sāmoa. Join us for the third episode in our four-part series as we follow along with this crew that truly embodies the ʻOhana Hōkūleʻa representing waʻa communities from Hilo to Rarotonga. In addition to the waʻa that Hōkūleʻa has given birth to over the years, she has also birthed a new generation of sailors. We meet three fathers who were part of Hōkūleʻa’s early voyages, whose daughters have grown up to follow in their footsteps and are taking a role in raising even more generations voyagers who will continue to sail in the wake of their ancestors.

About the Series

Nearly 40 years ago, the founders of the Polynesian Voyaging Society dreamed of rebuilding a double-hulled canoe similar to those of our ancestors. What began as an effort to disprove critics who doubted Polynesians’ ability to sail purposefully and settle their vast nation unaided by navigational instruments has grown into a cultural reawakening, a new generation of leaders, and a living commitment to sustainability.

Hōkūleʻa originally sailed to rediscover and then to reconnect. Now she’s circling the globe carrying a message of Mālama Honua, or caring for Our Island Earth, as we struggle with the degradation of our land and oceans with the firm belief that our ancient wisdom will inspire contemporary solutions.

Join in this movement as we sail through the past, and venture into new waters of relationships and change!

Mālama Honua: ʻOhana Hōkūleʻa is a collaboration between the Polynesian Voyaging Society, ʻŌiwi TV, and Hawaiʻi News Now.

ʻŌiwi TV reaches across generations, socio-economic statuses, and geographic locations as the sole media venue where the Hawaiian language, culture and perspective thrive. Through Digital Channel 326, ʻŌiwi TV reaches over 220,000 households across the entire State via Oceanic Time Warner Cable’s network. Through its website, mobile, and social media venues, ʻŌiwi TV is reaching Hawaiians everywhere and engaging a generation of Hawaiians that expect to access anything and everything from anywhere at anytime.


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