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Pacific Conversations

Offshoot Commentaries: Dreams of a Young Voyager
10/23/2020 Kalani Asano talks about his family who helped shape his love for the ocean, his travels upon the sea roads that his kūpuna once traveled, and how these experiences have helped him on his current path as a student at the prestigious California State University Maritime Academy in Vallejo, California.

Kealaikahiki: Ancestral Sea Road Connecting Hawai‘i and Tahiti
10/14/2020 A showcase of Hawaiʻi-Pacific world class learning sets the stage for an inspiring conversation with Pwo navigator Nainoa Thompson, and new-generation navigators Lehua Kamalu and Kaleomanuiwa Wong about ancestral sea roads and life aboard the Hōkūleʻa as it sails across the Kealaikahiki heritage corridor.

Offshoot Commentaries: The Doldrums are the Answer!
10/16/2020 Nainoa Thompson describes what the Doldrums mean to him and how this place of calm is a school of learning that teaches youth to be young navigators of not only the oceans, but of life as well.

Offshoot Commentaries: The Hikianalia Song
10/23/2020 Kalani Asano shares the meaning and inspiration behind the creation of this mele honoring Hikianalia and the lessons learned on their journey.