The logo representing the Many Waʻa One Voyage movement was created by "proud Kamehameha School Maui high school sophomore," Joshua Worth. Joshua is a State Science Fair participant, STEAM whiz, and owner, founder, and chief designer for I Like Yellow, a clothing brand that focuses on `ohana. Joshua explains the symbology behind the MW1V logo this way:
The sails represent a fleet of sailing canoes (ulu waʻa). The waves that pass through them show that they are connected and are all on the same voyage. The sails are placed in a way that indicates forward movement (the makani is blowing them forward). The ribbons on the sails were used by Hawaiian navigators to help with direction; they are oriented in the logo to show that the direction is forward and there is no turning back. The sails go from small to large to symbolize growth and progress. The sails are surrounded by a black circle as a reference to the Kumulipo, the Hawaiian origin story; everything was born of darkness. The stars surrounding the circle represent brightness and clarity; knowledge to help us steer in the right direction. Our ancestors relied on the stars for navigation across the vast ocean. The iwa birds represent safety; they were sent by the Hawaiian goddess Kaiona to those who were lost to safely return them to the right track.
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