Mālama Honua: ʻOhana Hōkūleʻa | Episode 4

Mālama Honua: ʻOhana Hōkūleʻa | Episode 4

Episode 4

In our final episode, Hōkūleʻa completes her journey through Polynesia and prepares to leave the Pacific for the first time ever. She now carries the hope and lessons offered by the many communities visited to date. From cutting-edge, award winning sustainability projects taking place right here in Polynesia to hosting the United Nations Secretary General onboard and having recording artists premiering new hits to sing her praises, Hōkūleʻa has already started to gather and spread messages of mālama honua. Her journey to reconnect throughout Polyneisa and gather this ‘Ohana Hōkūleʻa to Mālma Honua ends with a homecoming 29 years in the making in Waitangi Bay, Aotearoa. Join us as Hōkūleʻa continues making history.

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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