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Heritage Pūʻolo – Kealaikahiki and Marae Taputapuātea

In this two-part series entitled “Illuminating Our Ancestral Connections,” learn more about Kealaikahiki, the heritage corridor traveled by Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia, and Marae Taputapuātea, the sacred ancestral homeland of navigational knowledge. These heritage pūʻolo, or bundles of knowledge, provide an introduction to cultural topics that can be explored in depth through the resources made available by the Kaʻiwakīloumoku Pacific Indigenous Institute

Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia are currently sailing Kealaikahiki and estimated to arrive in Tahiti in early May. Track their progress at

Provided by the Kamehameha Schools Kaʻiwakīloumoku Pacific Indigenous Institute with support from the Nakupuna Foundation