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Hikianalia Welcome Ceremony Postponed until Oct 7th

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  • Date October 6, 2018
  • Time Start Time: 2:00 PM End Time: 3:00 PM
October 6, 2018

UPDATE: Do to wind and swells, the arrival of the canoe will be postponed until Sunday, Oct 7th at 8am. Sorry for any inconvenience to your plans! We are wishing them a safe trip to our harbor and look forward to their sunday morning arrival.

After a 2,800-mile voyage from Hawaii to California using traditional non-instrument navigation, solar and wind-powered Polynesian voyaging canoe Hikianalia and her crew will sail into Ventura Harbor on October 6th at 2pm!

Welcome Ceremony at Ventura Harbor Village details:

Chumash Welcome by Julie Tumait-Stensile

Featuring traditional Hawaiian Performances by:

Halau Hula O Pualanina`aulai`ioha (Kumu Rona Koe) of Camarillo

Hula Halau O Puananiha`aheo (Kumu Sylvia Edgar) of Ventura

Ka Hale Hula O Pilialohaokalani O Hilo (Kumu Pilialoha Christiansen) of Camarillo



Traditional voyaging canoe Hikianalia has sailed across the Pacific to the State of California carrying a message about the critical need to address climate change by demonstrating the value of nature, the oceans and indigenous knowledge. The crew is sailing the coast of California using solar and wind power as well as using traditional Polynesian wayfinding techniques: following cues from nature including the sun, stars, waves and birds. We are excited to meet you and will continue to detail additional engagements as we continue sailing down the California coast–keep up with the canoe here at www.hokulea.com!

  • Date October 6, 2018
  • Time Start Time: 2:00 PM End Time: 3:00 PM
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