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Partnerships & Declarations

The ‘Aha Moananuiākea Pacific Consortium has established cultural partnerships in Rapa Nui that foster knowledge sharing, and cultural exchange between the Mā‘ohi of Rapa Nui, and the Kānaka Maoli, the Native Hawaiian people of Hawai‘i. 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 27-minute virtual ceremony, held on March 8, 2021, connected atolls and high islands from Micronesia to Hawaiʻi in honor of Pius Mau Piailug and the Assembly of Micronesian Pwo Navigators.

THE FOLLOWING LINK takes you to the ‘Aha Moananuiākea Pacific Consortium’s declaration with Rapa Nui, Zoom recordings of virtual signing ceremonies with time code index, and a collage of images. These expressions reflect 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 Mā‘ohi of Rapa Nui acknowledge strong cultural ties through a common Polynesian heritage. The ‘Aha 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]