When we arrived in Hawaii, we came as one voyaging family from the South, and met our brothers and sister from the North Pacific, who have revived traditional voyaging and brought it back to the Pacific people. Read more about the Societies in Hawaii:
With a legacy of ocean exploration as its foundation, the Polynesian Voyaging Society is committed to undertake voyages of discovery (Holokai); to respect, learn from, and perpetuate through practice our heritage and culture ('Ike); and to promote learning which integrates voyaging experiences and values into quality education (Ho'ona'auao). We are committed to nurturing communities and the leadership therein that values learning and sharing knowledge in order to foster living well on islands."
Quote from the website of the Polynesian Voyaging Society. Have a look on their homepage.
The mission of the Worldwide Voyage is to navigate toward a healthy and sustainable future for ourselves, our home – the Hawaiian Islands – and our Island Earth through voyaging and new ways of learning.
Our core message is to mālama (care for) Island Earth – our natural environment, children and all humankind."
Quote from 'Hokulea Worldwide Voyage' - website. Read more about the aim of her journey.
"With a legacy of ocean exploration as its foundation, the Namahoe is committed to undertake voyages of discovery (Holokai); to respect, learn from, and perpetuate through practice our heritage and culture (‘Ike); and to promote learning which integrates voyaging experiences and values into quality education (Ho‘ona‘auao). We are committed to nurturing communities and the leadership therein that values learning and sharing knowledge in order to foster living well on islands."
Quote from 'Na Kalaiwa'a Moku o Kauai' - Facebook page.
"The Friends of Hokule‘a & Hawai‘iloa was established in 1996 by master canoe builder, Wright Bowman, Jr., who was concerned that the art of canoe building would be lost. The Friends would ensure that cultural treasures, such as the voyaging canoes Hokule‘a and Hawai‘iloa, be properly maintained. Finally, the group wanted to ensure that the traditional canoe building skills be made accessible to any who are interested in learning this very special part of Hawaiian culture."
Quote from Friends of Hokule‘a & Hawai‘iloa's website.
"Founded by Hokule'a Crewmembers with almost 100 years of experience, we are dedicated to ensure our legacy is taught to generations who appreciate the knowledge of wayfinding."
Quote from Hui o Wa‘a Kaulua's - website.
"The Makali`i Voyaging Program
To perpetuate, protect and preserve the Hawaiian culture and traditions through education for future generations."
Quote from Na Kalai Wa‘a Moku o Keawe's website.
"Hōkūalaka‘i was proposed as a project that would enhance and supplement Kilo Hōkū, Star Gazer, a grant awarded previously to the ‘APL that was developing curriculum in the field of indigenous astronomy with particular emphasis on Polynesian navigation. The deep-sea voyaging canoe proposed would become a primary tool from which the curriculum being developed could be taught."
Quote from ‘Aha Punana Leo Honuakai Division's website.
"To celebrate Hawaiian culture and Maunakea astronomy, sharing with the world an inspiring example of science and culture united to advance knowledge, understanding and opportunity."
Quote from ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai‘i's webpage.