Date(s) - 01/26/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pages: A Bookstore
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From the launch in Hawai’i in May 2014, around the world 60,000 miles, to 23 different countries, this book chronicles Hōkūle’a’s epic mission to raise awareness of and nurture worldwide sustainability. Hōkūle’a is a double-hulled Polynesian sailing canoe, modeled after the vessels that Polynesians used centuries ago to find and settle new lands. The canoe is sailed without modern instruments, navigators use traditional wayfinding skills, using only the sun, moon, stars, swells and sea life as guides.
The book documents the crew’s experiences in port while also delving into the stories of master navigators and crewmembers. The book also chronicles local pioneers, scientists, teachers, and children who are working tirelessly to weather the many environmental challenges in our modern lives all across the planet. This is story of Mālama Honua, to care for our Earth, is a story about our need to draw together into one global community. By respecting one another and nature’s delicate and intricate systems, this book captures the many ways indigenous cultures are committed to living in ecological balance.