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Ia ora na — Aloha! ʻAha Moananuiākea honors the strong cultural relationships between Kānaka Maoli, Native Hawaiians, and Māʻohi, the indigenous people of French Polynesia, 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. Mauruuru — Mahalo!

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

Three cultural partnerships honor the ancestral homeland of Kānaka Maoli, celebrate long standing relationships, and create ongoing collaborations among Hawaiian and Māʻohi learning communities.

This page features native voices, interests, and perspectives regarding current events and happenings among Māʻohi, the native people of French Polynesia.

Our Hawaiian identity is born from a Polynesian heritage shaped by our oceanic universe, Moananuiākea. An important leg on that critical voyage of self-discovery is the pathway to our place of origin – Kahiki.