Hokulea at sunset
“If we view our Earth as an island it becomes apparent that we must change course to ensure a healthy, sustainable world” Hokule‘a and Hikianalia crew
In May, as we celebrate the International Day of Biodiversity Diversity: Island Biodiversity, the traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe -- Hokule‘a, and Hikianalia -- her sister voyaging canoe, will set sail on a three-year voyage around the world to charter a new course for a resilient and sustainable future.
The voyage will be led by a new generation of navigators that will use the signs of the waves, winds and stars to find their way to the Third International Conference of Small Island Developing States (UNSIDS) in Samoa in September 2014. These courageous navigators will bring the stories of our worlds islands and oceans to inspire leaders to take action for a sustainable and resilient future. The Hokule‘a and Hikianalia crew will carry this message to more than 25 countries during its 47,000 nautical-mile voyage.
Take Action to Support the Hokulea:
- Make a donation to help its incredible crew take the message of islands and oceans globally
- Confirm your countries support to the Voyage arriving in your country
- Share news of the Voyage and its incredible journey
The Global Island Partnership is assisting the Voyage to leaders of island countries and countries with islands. Learn how you can support this innovative partnership: www.glispa.org.
Inspirational Master Navigator, Nainoa Thompson.
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