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"Tléixʼ Yaakw (One Canoe) is a gathering that will convene at the University of Alaska Southeast, June 2nd-6th, 2018. The gathering will celebrate the voyages of the ocean traversing canoes, Hawai'iloa and Hōkūle'a; while acknowledging the role of Indigenous ancestral knowledge in the 21st Century. The Sitka spruce logs used to breathe life into Hawai'iloa built on the historical connection between the Indigenous people of Southeast Alaska and Native Hawaiians; and by using celestial navigation, it ventured to reawaken traditional knowledge and skills. Integration of culture and traditional knowledge into every day education will enhance every students’ connection to their learning environment, open their eyes to what has been passed down from generation to generation, and pull from the past to move toward the future."

The Navarro Lab is coordinating the Ocean Ecosystem Excursion on 4 and 5 June 2018.