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    The Evolution of the Hokulea The story of the Hokulea, a model of the first canoes that brought the first Polynesians to Hawaii, is a story that restores cultural pride and history to Hawaiians. Her legacy was almost extinct, but survived and restored the relationship that society has with its island home. More than 600 years had gone by without seeing one of these canoes, until artist Herb Kane thought to build a sailing canoe just like the ones his ancestors sailed (Hokulea.com). Polynesia was

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    Hawaiian Navigation How did the Polynesians find their way to Hawaii, over two thousand miles from any other land? Was it over population at home, or political turmoil? Whatever reason for leaving these people used amazing knowledge and skill of the ocean and of the sky to navigate them to this new land. They faced the unknown and braved into the wide-open ocean for long periods of time. The real focus in this paper is on the navigation techniques that they used in these voyages throughout

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    and skills went into them. We put such information aside, prioritizing the shining future, not realizing the valuable lessons we lose daily by overlooking the past. The book An Ocean in Mind by Will Kyselka documents the first two voyages of the Hokulea, an almost exact replica of ancient Polynesian boats that would voyage from the islands of Tahiti all the way to the Hawaiian Islands. Prior to this journey, the Polynesian culture sat the bride of

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    The most difficult question every teenager gets asked is, “What do you plan on doing after High School?”I always said, “ I want to see the world! I want to be successful in whatever career I choose.” When I contemplate why I say this, I come to realize that I live for the challenges in life. I live to experience the entire world and to leave a legacy behind. A legacy that would be remembered for generations. When I was a young child, I heard of the US Navy and the Naval Academy from all the intriguing

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    saved over hundreds of people as a lifeguard. A second piece of evidence that supports heroes having the traits of empathy and doing the right thing can be seen in Source One. Eddie Aikau was on a voyaging journey to Tahitian Chain Islands on the Hokulea when the hull leaked and capsized. According to Source One, ‘’In attempt to get help, Aikau paddled toward Lanai on his surfboard. Although the rest of the crew was later rescued by the U.S Coast Guard Cutter Cape Corwin, Aikau was never

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    “Hawaii ’78” By Israel Kamakawiwo’ole: The Tide Is Rising The original version of the song “Hawaii ’78” was written by four musicians from the group Da Blahlas in Hilo between 1976 and 1978 to shed light on past injustices inflicted on the indigenous people (Crowley para 3). The central theme of the song asks the question about how the former reigning King and Queen would react if they saw the Hawaii of today. The song failed to garner the desired radio air time the authors had wished, but with

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    Impact of Climate Change on Native American Communities Mr. President. Tonight my colleagues and I have come to the floor to talk about climate change and to urge action. We believe strongly that it is not too late to confront this serious issue and to reverse our course. We have highlighted impacts that pose specific threats to our home states and the consequences for our nation. At this point, however, I would like to shift our focus a bit to address the perils faced by native communities

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