Hōkūleʻa visit emphasizes culture and environmental stewardship
July 5, 2023
As tribal members lined the shore on the backside of Shakes Island, dressed in regalia from their respective clans, one of their voices rang out.
"Where do these boats come from?"
"We are the children of Hawaii. We come from Hawaii," came the response from a canoe in Reliance Harbor.
"Aahá. It is good to see you again. Aahá. Come on our land. You are welcome."
From the moment the sailing vessel Hōkūleʻa appeared on the horizon June 27 to greet the Tlingit tribe near Petroglyph Beach for an escort to Shakes Island, until three days later when they headed south for Ketchikan, the Moana...