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VIDEO: A lei of hope and understanding

Hokule’a, Hawaii’s 62-foot ocean voyaging canoe, is on its way home to Oahu, concluding a three-year and 40,000-nautical-mile culture-connecting circumnavigation.

Hokule’a left Tahiti on May 17 after a visit with Mataiea Mayor Alpha Tearii and more than 500 grade-school and college students and is expected at Oahu’s Magic Island on June 17.

This video from KHON2 in Honolulu has more:

The voyage, which is part of a 41-year project, took about 200 volunteer crewmembers to more than 150 ports and 18 countries with the goal of spreading the message of M?lama honua — caring for Island Earth.

This Soundings article from the September 2016 issue has more about the voyage and the mission of Hokule’a.