This photo of a small Te Alo Lili was taken by the Australian administrator of Santa Cruz Islands in the 1950s. The person sitting on it holding the steering blade is none other than Basil Tevake, the master navigator who demonstrated his skills to Dr. David Lewis during 3 inter-island passages on David’s yacht in …
Friends in Kauai, Join us October 13th at the Kauai Community College cafeteria for a presentation and Q&A by H.M. Wyeth and Dr. Mimi George. We’ll be discussing how canoe plants are useful and sustainable today. Presentation begins at 5:30 PM. Hope to see you there!
We now have a translation of the research report of social anthropologist and round-the-world sailor, Renate Westner, MA. She came to Taumako in 2007 to study the educational and life experience of children.
Cyclone Pam hit the island of Nifiloli hard. Community members retreated into the interior or fled to the somewhat higher island of Fenualoa. We are still learning more about what the damages were and what needs to be done now. Read More
Dr. Simon Salopuka, of Vaka Taumako Project – Solomon Islands, will submit this report to the SI government, offering recovery recommendations in the wake of Cylcone Pam.
First images of the aftermath of Cyclone Pam on Taumako.
Cyclone Pam has caused great destruction in Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands, including Temotu Province, where Vaka Taumako Project operates. We are currently raising funds to help islanders in Temotu with inevitable food and medical costs.
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!