“More than just a successful scientific experiment or an exercise in cultural wayfinding, Hōkūle‘a became an icon for the renewal of Indigenous Oceanic pride and faith in ancestral knowledges. For Kanaka ‘Ōiwi, the canoe's success was an in-your-face redemption against dominant narratives framing Hawaiians as incapable and inconsequential.”


Noelani Goodyear-Ka'opua, A Nation Rising: Hawaiian Movements for Life, Land, and Sovereignty
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A Nation Rising: Hawaiian Movements for Life, Land, and Sovereignty (Narrating Native Histories) A Nation Rising: Hawaiian Movements for Life, Land, and Sovereignty by Noelani Goodyear-Ka'opua
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