Hikianalia Arrival Ceremony & Celebration in San Francisco

In 2018, the Polyesian Voyaging Society and Captain Lehua Kamalu and her crew sailed Hikianalia, a voyaging canoe, more than 2,800 miles from the shores of Hawaiʻi across the North Pacific to the State of California carrying a message of Mālama Honua – caring for our Island Earth.

They arrived in the San Francisco Bay Area, more than 20-years since her sister ship Hōkūleʻa first visited Northern California. "Hiki" was greeted by thousands of people both local to Northern California and those coming from around the world to visit her maiden voyage.

Learn more about the Polynesian Voyaging Society and their mission visit: https://hokulea.org

Learn more (and a big mahalo) to our partners the Pacific Islanders’ Cultural Association (http://pica-org.org) and the Northern California Outrigger Canoe Association (http://ncoca.com) for their help in coordinating the event.

A special thank you to the many other partners, sponsors, volunteers and people involved, both those mentioned in the video and the countless others.

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An Afternoon with Wayfinder and Master Navigator Nainoa Thompson

Nainoa Thompson, Master Navigator and President of the Polynesian Voyaging Society made a rare appearance at Capuchino High School’s Samuel Johnson, Jr. Performing Arts Center in San Bruno, California on September 15, 2018, to speak about his 40-year journey of re-discovering ancient Polynesian voyaging and navigation, and how it has ignited a community of leaders, empowered our youth, and created a worldwide movement of global sustainability to preserve our planet Earth for generations to come.

To learn more about the Polynesian Voyaging Society and their mission, visit: https://hokulea.org

A big mahalo to our partners the Pacific Islanders’ Cultural Association (http://pica-org.org) and the Northern California Outrigger Canoe Association (http://ncoca.com) for their help in coordinating the event. We encourage you to learn more about both of these wonderful organizations. Finally, a special thank you to the many other partners, sponsors, volunteers and people involved, both those mentioned in the video and the many others who participated.

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