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Partnerships & Declarations

The ʻAha Moananuiākea Pacific Consortium has established cultural partnerships in Rapa Nui that foster knowledge sharing, and cultural exchange between the Māʻohi of Rapa Nui, and the Kānaka Maoli, the Native Hawaiian people of Hawaiʻi. It is with honor that we join with Foundation Ao Tupuna and NGO Toki of Rapa Nui to celebrate and promote our shared Polynesian heritage.

This episode of Pacific Conversations, entitled RAPA NUI: Looking to the Future, speaks to the dynamic, future-facing people of Rapa Nui.

To view the virtual declaration-signing ceremony, use the video progress bar to click ahead to 51:27 minutes in.

THE FOLLOWING LINK takes you to the ʻAha Moananuiākea Pacific Consortium’s declaration with Rapa Nui. This expression reflects a shared dedication to promote ancestral knowledge and sciences, strengthen native identity and worldviews, and advance awareness and understanding of our rich, shared Polynesian heritage.

Declaration of Kinship and Unity: ʻAha Moananuiākea, Foundation Ao Tupuna, and NGO Toki Rapa Nui

Hawaiians and the Māʻohi of Rapa Nui acknowledge strong cultural ties through a common Polynesian heritage. The ʻAha Moananuiākea has established a Declaration of Kinship and Unity with Foundation Ao Tupuna and NGO Toki Rapa Nui.

Declaration of Kinship and Unity
[Downloadable pdf]