Hikianalia is a traditional voyaging canoe Hikianalia that sailed more than 2,800 miles across the Pacific to the State of California carrying a message about the critical need to address climate change by demonstrating the value of nature, the oceans and indigenous knowledge. The crew will find their way to California on the solar and wind powered canoe using ancient Polynesian wayfinding techniques: following cues from nature (the sun, stars, waves and birds) without using GPS or other modern instruments.
Hikianalia’s first public engagement will be in San Francisco and has been timed to coincide with events supporting the Global Climate Action Summit. The canoe and crew will continue with additional engagements sailing down the coast of California
making a final stop in San Diego before returning to Hawaiʻi in December.