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  • HYA 2024: Lā 8 – Our Return Home

    by Kenzie Kahale-Alexander & Dustin Palos Papeʻete, Tahiti to Honolulu, Hawaiʻi As our time in Tahiti comes to a close, we reflect not only on the connections we’ve made during our time but also the connections we’ve held historically in ‘Ainamoana, specifically of the efforts of King Kalākaua to form the Polynesian Confederacy. With the…

  • HYA 2024: Lā 7 – Moʻorea

    by J. Kalawaiʻa Nunies Moʻorea Aloha nō mai kāua e kuʻu hoa heluhelu, e aloha ʻana aku au iā ʻoe me nā wai, nā limu a me nā manu ma Moʻorea: ʻo ia hoʻi ka nani o Maohi nui, na wai e ʻole kēlā? Aloha nō ʻia mākou e ua wai, makani, manu nei. ʻO…

  • HYA 2024: Lā 6: Raiatea to Tahiti

    by Aiponokamoku Valente Raiatea No ka nui ʻino o ka ʻīnea o ka poʻe Hawaiʻi i ka hiki ʻana mai ʻo ka poʻe Mikionali i Hawaiʻi nei e hū hewa ai ka hapa nui o ka poʻe “ʻo kēnā wahi poʻe hīkapalalē ʻē.”  Eia naʻe, ʻo ka ʻike e maopopo ʻole ai ka lehulehu ka…

  • HYA 2024: Lā 5 – Raiatea “Tupaia and Cookʻs Endeavor, Navigation and mapping of the Pacific”

    by Chavella Kauhane Espinosa-Ramos (B.A. Political Science, Current MEdT Student) Raʻiātea Aloha kākou! Our huakaʻi brought us to Raiatea today, and it has been nothing short of inspiring. Day 4 of our Hawaiian Youths Abroad was dedicated to the legacy of Tupaia, the renowned navigator and arioi who played a pivotal role in bridging the…

  • HYA 2024: Lā 4, July 2nd (Return from Papenoo & Papeete)

    by Alicia Nani Reyes Papenoo & Papeʻete, Tahiti For Hawaiian Youths Abroad 2024, we are staying in Papeete, the capital of Tahiti. Today, there are 12 foreign embassies and consulates in Tahiti, including the United States and Australia. I would like to share about another consulate which was the Hawaiian Kingdom.  The presence of the…

  • HYA 2024: Lā 3 – Cosmic connections, navigating Peles birth; interconnectedness across the ocean, time and space

    by Kuhi Leong Papenoʻo, Tahiti After traveling 2,627 miles from Hawaiʻi to Tahiti, it is finally Monday, July 1st. As we travel these unknown lands, I feel a familiar presence, one undisturbed by my inexperience. To uphold the beauty of this valley: I tread lightly, leaving nothing but a ghostly presence. Today, we return to…