POLYNESIAN VOYAGING TRADITIONS"-Teachers and Community Workshop

Benton Kealii Pang (benton@uhunix.uhcc.hawaii.edu)
Thu, 22 Dec 1994 18:36:37 GMT


"POLYNESIAN VOYAGING TRADITIONS"-Teachers and Community Workshop

A Hawaiian Studies Immersion Program for teachers and community members
interested in "wayfinding" practices, beliefs and excellence in Hawaiian
culture and the arts. Educational applications in the fields of: science,
mathemetics, art literature, ecology, social sciences, inter-disciplinary
and cross-cultural studies.

This workshop will be held at Loyola Marymount University, California, USA
from January 12-14, 1995.

*20 years of voyaging history: Hokule`a
-purpose, promise, legacy
-building a canoe, plants, tools, protocol
-voyages, research and training program

*World of the Pacific Islands
-Pacific geography
-Polynesian migration, settlement

*Deities of the canoe:
-priest, chiefs, navigators

*Art of "Wayfinding"
-celestial navigation
-Hawaiian and Polynesian navigators
-finding and holding course
-distance, positioning, predicating weather, locating land

*Hokule`a, a framework for learning history, science, cultural values

*Includes outrigger paddling experience, "hands on" cultural arts, crafts,
experiences, multimedia resources, Native Hawaiian book and video library,
other classroom activities

Faculty: Hawai`i educators and Hokule`a crew representing
*Polynesian Voyaging Society
*Kamehameha Schools/ Bishop Estate Hawaiian Studies Institute
*Hawai`i Maritime Center
*Hawaiian community artisans and Los Angeles educators

Sponsored By:
Komike Hokule`a
Loyola Marymount University-Asian Pacific Student Services/Na Kolea
Kamehameha Schools/ Bishop Estate
Polynesian Voyaging Society
Hawai€i Maritime Museum

Registration Application
(for application you can e-mail me at Benton@uhunix.uhcc.hawaii.edu)

"E wehe i ka umauma i akea (Hawaiian proverb)"
"Be generous and kind to all."

Benton Kealii Pang
Botany Department _
University of Hawai`i at Manoa