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Lecture on Native Hawaiian Health at NIH

May 23, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Nainoa going fishing.

Nainoa going fishing.

PVS President and pwo Navigator Nainoa Thompson will lecture on Hōkūleʻa and Native Hawaiian Health at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on May 23rd at 11 am.

Thompson will talk about the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage and the symbiotic relationships between land, sea, sky and people, and their cultural, ecological, and personal health. He will discuss the rich history of deep sea voyaging, exploration, and oceanic wayfinding, the indigenous system of orientation and navigation at sea, and the efforts to use these experiences to revitalize Native Hawaiian culture and health. For more information, visit https://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/nlm_host_nainoa_thompson_lecture_hokulea.html

The lecture will take place in NIH’s Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A. It is recommended that visitors arrive at 10 am to allow for security processing and walking to the venue. The NIH campus is accessible via the Metro Red Line Medical Center station, or by driving and parking in a visitor lot.

Hōkūle’a figured prominently in the NLM exhibition, Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/nativevoices/.

For a special microsite featuring Native Voices Hōkūle’a content and the Washington DC Hōkūle’a-related event schedule, see https://hokulea.nlm.nih.gov/.

Sign language interpreters will be provided.

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