Pull your canoe up to the beach at He‘eia. Kāne‘ohe Bay is associated with the voyaging saga of a family of chiefs. Dennis tells the stories of Mō‘īkeha and La‘amaikahiki.
Learn about the migrations of Polynesians around the Pacific. It’s still very much a matter of debate as to when the first ancestral Hawaiians arrived. Kalani discusses the archaeological evidence.
Various Hawaiian legends connect the names of chiefs and gods to place names in the Kāne‘ohe Bay area, including He‘eia. Ian and Dennis tell the stories of Kaha‘i and Hema. Tales of Haumea and Ka‘ohelo are also told.
Mahealani and Ian talk about the boundaries of He‘eia. Rocky explains their efforts to have boundary markers placed along the highways to identify each ahupua‘a.
Several of our guides explain the relationships between He‘eia and the other ahupua‘a of Ko‘olaupoko. Kalani tells of the significanse of Kualoa.
Basic terminology relating to Land, Sea, Cosmos; Directions; Navigation;
and welcoming phrases.