While Rapa Nui’s statuesque sky-gazing moai reflect a compelling historical past, this episode focuses on the dynamic people of Rapa Nui today and how they are eyeing the future. We begin with the Matariki Festival heralding the arrival of the recently built voyaging canoe, Kuini Analola. Then, Sergio Mataʻu Rapu talks about his acclaimed film, “Eating Up Easter,” which addresses complex issues like the disposal of tons of offshore garbage, the social, economic, and environmental impacts of tourism, and the efforts to strengthen Rapanui culture and lifestyle. Vibrant images recount Hōkūleʻa’s 2017 landfall, and we visit Toki Rapa Nui, an environmentally-conscious music school built with recycled waste products and featuring a sustainable roof-top garden. Finally, Foundation Ao Tupuna leaders Lynn Rapu Tuki, Maima Rapu Tching Chi Yen, and Ben Matariki Tuki, join Pono Pacific/Kupu co-founder Julianna Haunani Rapu Leong to share both the negative and positive effects of Rapa Nui’s Covid-19 shutdown.