Maui Outrigger Canoe Culture

 

Mo’okiha o Pi’ilani crew members paddle guests back to Makena’s Maluaka Beach after a visit to the voyaging canoe Saturday morning. The community outreach gave youngsters an opportunity to learn traditional sailing and navigation practices and build conservation awareness through beach and ocean activities. It culminated five days of training for new Mo’okiha o Pi’ilani crew members. “How to care for the canoe and how to care for the ‘aina (land),” said crew member Mahina Hou Ross of Molokai. “It’s all connected. The canoe is your island and island is your canoe.”

LOCAL NEWS:  Maui Outrigger Canoe Culture

The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

 

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