BYUH Hawaiian Studies faculty to report on historic sail

[Story and photos by Mike Foley, originally published in the BYU-Hawaii online Newsroom, April 12, 2007]

Eskaran (left) and WalkTwo members of the BYUH Hawaiian Studies program will report on their participation as crew members during the recent open-ocean journey of two voyaging canoes from Hawaii to Satawal in Micronesia to honor the man responsible for restoring traditional non-instrument ocean navigation to Hawaiians over the past 30-plus years.

Kamoa’e Walk (right), Assistant Director of the Jonathan Napela Center for Hawaiian Language and Cultural Studies at BYU-Hawaii, and Kawika Eskaran, Special Projects Coordinator, will speak of their experiences at a 10 a.m. forum on April 12 in the Cannon Activities Center. Both are key crewmembers of BYU-Hawaii’s own 57-foot wa’a kaulua or traditional twin-hulled Hawaiian sailing canoe, the Iosepa.

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