VTP Presenting at the East West Center

Friends in Honolulu, please join us on Wednesday, November 12 at noon at the East West Center at the University of Hawaii for a presentation about Polynesian voyaging in the Solomon Islands.  Drs. Marianne “Mimi” George and Simon Salopuka will be presenting.  Hope to see you there!

Have Talk, Will Travel!

Maritime, cultural, educational, and community organizations, why not bring the Vaka Taumako Project to your next event? VTP’S Mimi George and H. Meph Wyeth are available to give presentations on traditional Taumako canoe-building, Polynesian wayfinding & navigation, sustainable sea transportation,  the Story of Lata, life in the Solomon Islands, and other related subjects.

Vaka Taumako Project registered in Solomon Islands

The Vaka Taumako Project’s Solomon Islands wing is now up and running.  We are now officially registered as a charitable organization in the Solomon Islands as the Vaka Taumako Project of Solomon Islands (VTPSI), also known locally as “Valo Group.”

Sustainable Sea Transport Conference

The Vaka Taumako Project’s Drs. Mimi George and Simon Salopuka, as well as members of the Holau Kaveia crew, will be presenting papers and holding discussions at the 2nd International Sustainable Sea Transport in the Pacific Talanoa, July 14-18 2014 in Suva, Fiji.

Sustainability & How Ancient Vessels Are Better

Superior Design and Performance Features of Nga Vaka o Lata; Sustainability and How Ancient Vessels Are Better abstract by M. George and Simon Salopuka, for the Sustainable Sea Transport Workshop, July  2014 From the 1500s through the 1960’s, Pacific islanders lost control of their land and sea resources, their health, and their dignity, as they …

Indiegogo Fundraiser

It’s Fundraising Time!We’ve just launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign and we could sure use your help.  Every donation, no matter how small, helps us reach our goal to build the next canoe and to produce our educational video on vaka construction and navigation. Click here to view our campaign and donate! Even if you can’t …