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He Waa He Moku He Moku He Waa
Category: For The Public
Resource Type: Video/DVD
Date Posted: 10/11/2012

The short film He Wa?a He Moku He Moku He Wa?a was produced in a partnership with Polynesian Voyaging Society, The Nature Conservancy and Papah?naumoku?kea Marine National Monument and World Heritage Site. The goal of this film is to help introduce wa?a (canoe) values, to students and teachers in Hawai?i. These values, essential to open ocean voyaging, translate well to ways we should live on our islands, and on this planet. The title, translated in English, means: The Canoe is an Island and the Island is a Canoe. He Wa?a He Moku He Moku He Wa?a serves as a tool to introduce how we can conserve limited resources, care for one another, understand our individual responsibilities, and seek knowledge to find our way as a community, on land and in the ocean. Students and teachers who adopt these values in their classrooms will find that a journey of learning is less dependent on rules and regulations, and more reliant on a shared value system that promotes individual and group growth and nurturing.

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