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 …

Lata in Germany

Lata Continues to Get Around!In June, members of Ka `Imi Na`auao o Hawai`i Nei Institute toured Germany and Switzerland, performing in Heidelberg, Basel, and Augsburg. Read More

Te Matua’s Gift

Our aloha and condolences go out to family and friends of Paramount Chief Koloso Kaveia, founder of the Vaka Taumako Project, who recently passed away at his home. During his long and remarkable life, he touched many people in many parts of the world.

Sailing With Lata: The Original Polynesian Voyager

Sailing With Lata: An Exhibit at Kauai Museum Mimi, Larry, and Meph have been hard at work hanging photos, arranging artifacts, and generally getting in everyone’s way at Kaua`i Museum as they prepare for the official opening of “Sailing with Lata” on 27 April.

Authentic Polynesian Voyaging Canoe Sails Again

In August, 1998, the Te Puke named Vaka Taumako made its first voyage. For the first time in over forty years, a Polynesian voyaging canoe, a vaka, was built using completely traditional methods and materials. For the first time since 1963 a Te Puke voyaged on a traditional route.