Nainoa Thompson, navigator of the Hokule'a. So powerful, so beautiful.
Two of our greatest share their mana'o. Worth watching, folks. If you're too pressed for time for the intro, start at part 2, Nainoa telling about his collaboration with our astronaut Lacy Veach. But the intro is pretty great too!
"Navigate from the heart. Sustainability on our small island Earth, sustainability from Hawaiian perspective"
"The solution for the Earth can be learned from this land. Hawaii needs to be the laboratory for living well on islands for all people. "
"For us to get to the future we seek we need to become it, to become it we need to believe it, and to see it. More important for us to know it, young people need to know it, because it's theirs.
Simple values of kindness and caring are for all people.
I am inspired, energized, and from the deepest part of me I have gratitude for every one of you to come together to heal the Earth."
Braddah Iz, Hokule'a, Star of Gladness
7 vaka from Pacific nations greeted as they arrive at Kualoa. Dances and mele from the nations. Te Ao o Te Moana. Check Nainoa's mana'o. (mana'o = thoughts, feelings)
"...The Earth is in trouble...the one piece that needs to be saved first if anything else is to make it is the oceans.
If we lose the Pacific, ecologically, it's over.
Voyaging canoes, our history, our ancestry, our kupuna, have to be part of the story.
Where are you Nainoa? Where is Hokule'a? How come she's not outside protecting what every single living system that my children will depend on is at risk. "