Sailing With Lata/Laka: Presentation at East West Center

Come See how Ancient Polynesian Voyaging is still practiced today.  Drs. Simon Salopuka and Mimi George of the Vaka Taumako Project of Solomon Islands present from 12 noon to 1PM, Sept 8. Everyone welcome! limited seating, pay parking available on UH campus, sponsored by East-West Center Pacific Islands Development Program & UH Manoa Center for Pacific Island Studies. Contrary to what has been thought for 45 years, there is a little known, unbroken Polynesian way finding tradition in use in the SE Solomon Islands.  For 20 years the Vaka Taumako Project has worked to perpetuate the practice of this knowledge, including an upcoming book and documentary film.  In 2 months the crew will be standing by for a special wind to make “Holau Vanuatu” – a voyage of reunion from Taumako to Vanuatu – after 70 years separation of families, communities, and the SW Pacific region.

Come join us at Burns Hall room 3118, starts at 12 noon.  RSVP requested, 808 9447111 or EWCinfo@EASTWESTCENTER.ORG

2016 East West Center Presentation

2016 East West Center Presentation