HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - For the past millennia, the cultures of the Pacific have made their homes amongst islands only accessible through dedication and enduring courage to explore, sailing beyond the horizon across an open sea. In order to realize each journey into the distance, centuries of innovation and ingenuity were required, building a legacy of the greatest sailing vessels and navigational skills the world has ever witnessed. The Pacific Ocean served not only as a highway for the seafaring people of the Pacific, but a cradle for the emergence and growth of a diverse and distinct range of cultures and species, each protected and sheltered from all but the most daring voyagers for a thousand years.
The Moana Pasifika Voyage is a voyage for the Pacific Ocean, by our ohana in Hawai'i, who sail for action on Climate Change and a Sustainable Pacific Ocean. The voyage delivers the voice of communities and the lessons learned through traditions to help chart a course to carry us into a safer future.
The public is welcome to greet the Moana Pasifika Voyage wa'a (traditional double-hulled canoes) arrival of Hawai`i loa Hikianalia and Mo'okiha o Pi'ilani on September 1, 6.00 a.m. to 8.00 a.m. as their wa'a sail into Kahanamoku beach at the Hilton Hawaiian Village with their Wa'a ohana, Pacific Island Leaders and dignitaries with a call for action on Climate Change and a Sustainable Pacific Ocean.
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