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NGĀTI RUAWĀHIA, Part 1: Hawaiian Tribe of Te Tai Tokerau Celebrates 35 Years

Kaʻiwakīloumoku Pacific Indigenous Institute presents
Episode 3

NGĀTI RUAWĀHIA, Part 1: Hawaiian Tribe of Te Tai Tokerau Celebrates 35 Years

*NOTE: use the blue dots located on the video progress bar to easily navigate between chapters.

Chapter 1: Opening

Before embarking on our journey to Aotearoa (New Zealand), we are pleased to highlight the achievements of Kawaikini, a Hawaiian culture, language, and ʻāina-based public charter school whose students are knowledgeable of their Kauaʻi Island heritage and devoted to learning on and from the land. Then we’ll head off to Aotearoa to learn more about Hawaiʻi-Māori relationships and the 35-year heritage of Ngāti Ruawāhia, the 6th Tribe of Te Tai Tokerau.

Chapter 2: Panel Discussion - 1985 Hōkūleʻa Crew, Rarotonga, Cook Islands to Waitangi, Aotearoa

Nainoa Thompson (navigator), Shorty Bertelmann (captain), Bruce Blankenfeld, Kālepa Baybayan, Billy Richards, Harry Ho, and Māori crew member Stanley Conrad (Te Aupōuri) share inspiring stories about the epic sail and historic landfall that ignited the contemporary Māori waka (canoe) movement, and gave birth to the Hawaiian tribe, Ngāti Ruawāhia, 6th Tribe of Te Tai Tokerau. Video highlights of the 2014 Mālama Honua return sail to Waitangi bring this abbreviated 50-minute discussion to a close.

Stay tuned for Ngāti Ruawāhia, Part 2: Sir Hector Hekenukumai Busby – Hawaiʻi’s Legacy in Aotearoa (to be released on Wednesday, December 2, 2020).

For more from the Crew, watch:
Extended Conversations: 1985 Hōkūleʻa Crew Panel

Vivid storytelling and rich conversations by the crew continue in this extended hour-long segment.


Original Release Date:
November 25, 2020 (Huna)