A Double-Hulled Canoe Helps Heal a Native Culture

BETHESDA, MD – The return of double-hulled canoes that crossed the Pacific Ocean centuries before international sailing, steam, and motorized ships represents a restoration of Native Hawaiian health and culture, said Nainoa Thompson, president of the Polynesian Voyaging Society, in a speech at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) in May. Thompson said one of…

Five students, four of whom are listening to exhibition content using headphones, stand facing the banners and iPad kiosks that comprise the Native Voices traveling exhibition.

Native Voices Traveling Exhibition Stops at Kapi’olani Community College’s Lama Library

HONOLULU, HI — The Native Voices traveling exhibition, which was in the lobby of Kapi’olani Community College’s Lama Library throughout August 2015, fostered supporting activities and local interest. For example, Kapi’olani Community College supplemented the Native Voices traveling exhibition by creating an accompanying exhibit on Hawaiian medicinal herbs. The latter featured books from the Lama…