Moananuiakea: One Ocean. One People. One Canoe.


Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 6 – 9:30pm PDT
Marilyn McArthur Holland Theater, Lisser Hall

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Moananuiakea: One Ocean. One People. One Canoe.

Presented by Mills College Department of Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Indigenous Women's Alliance & the Moanunuiakea Bay Area Welcoming Committee

In 1976, a voyaging canoe sparked a cultural revival that quickly spread throughout Polynesia, breathing life into ancient myths and legends. More than four decades later, Hokulea continues to inspire a new generation of navigators and voyagers to gather their courage and sail beyond the horizon of the Pacific.

MOANANUIAKEA: ONE OCEAN. ONE PEOPLE. ONE CANOE celebrates the historic Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage that connected countless individuals and communities from around the globe. This voyage also represented the fulfillment of the vision of Nainoa Thompson and his contemporaries, the passing of the mantle of celestial navigation to the next generation of kanaka maoli who will retain the skills of their ancestors and perpetuate this tradition for generations to come.

Film-maker Na'alehu Anthony, navigator Ka'iulani Murphy and crew member Bryson Hoe will be present for a Q&A after the film. Local Indigenous and Pacific Islander communities will join us to open the event with ceremony and blessings.

This event will be open to the larger Bay Area community and free to all Mills students. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

MOANANUIAKEA TRAILER from Moananuiakea Film.