Hokulea crew honored by state legislatureUPDATED 7:23 PM HST Mar 10, 2014Video Transcript
crew of the Hokule'a as it prepares to leave for the international part of a world wide voyage. State Senators lauded the accomplishments of the Hawaiian voyaging canoe and what it means to the people of Hawaii. They commended navigator Nainoa Thompson for the work he has put into voyaging and education. The voyage is called Malama Honua--- meaning to care for the world. Following the senate honor.... Thompson shared with us the importance of this voyage. 32:19-32:26 "THIS IS AN ISLAND ISSUE. THIS WHOLE THING ABOIUT THE EARTH IS SURROUDNED BY AN OCEAN OF SPACE AND it's the ONLY ONE WE GOT AND ITS TIME TO RETHINK OUR WORLD VIEW AND START TO INVOKE OUR VALUES OF CARING FOR THIS PLACE AND I THINK THE CANOE CAN HELP WITH THAT" As the canoe docks at dozens of ports around the world ... Crew members will share their concerns about the environment and ocean--- with people from other countries..