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Tēnā koutou — Aloha! ʻAha Moananuiākea honors the strong cultural relationships between Kānaka Maoli, Native Hawaiians, and Māori, the indigenous people of Aotearoa (New Zealand), which include shared love of our lands and waters, our peoples, our languages, and our identities. Learners of all ages and backgrounds are invited to immerse in this rich Pacific heritage and explore topics of interest at a self-directed pace. Kia ora — Mahalo!

Here you will find a range of resources — maps, websites, videos, and materials — that provide general background on the region, its peoples, and their cultures.   

Three cultural partnerships honor the shared Polynesian ancestry of Kānaka Maoli and Māori, celebrate the voyaging legacy of Hōkūleʻa, and create ongoing collaborations among Hawaiian and Māori learning communities.

This page features native voices, interests, and perspectives of current events and happenings in the Māori community.

Ngāti Ruawāhia is a special honorary designation bestowed upon Hawaiʻi in recognition of Hōkūleʻa’s historic landfall at Waitangi and the extraordinary impact that had on generations of people across the Pacific and the world.