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Cultural reawakening brings Marquesas back from brink

By Ira Zunin

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 14, 2014

~~<p>The quest for cultural harmony on Island Earth is central to malama honua (caring for the earth), the mission of the worldwide voyage of Hoku&shy;le&lsquo;a and Hikianalia, two traditional-style Polynesian voyaging canoes whose navigators use non-instrument, star navigation.</p>
<p>The canoes recently passed the midway point between Hilo and Tahiti and marked the equatorial crossing at high noon by offering sacred, fresh water from Hawaii through a bamboo vessel into the blue ocean.</p>
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The quest for cultural harmony on Island Earth is central to malama honua (caring for the earth), the mission of the worldwide voyage of Hoku­le‘a and Hikianalia, two traditional-style Polynesian voyaging canoes whose navigators use non-instrument, star navigation.

The canoes recently passed the midway point between Hilo and Tahiti and marked the equatorial crossing at high noon by offering sacred, fresh water from Hawaii through a bamboo vessel into the blue ocean. Login for more...



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