Island Wisdom: Canoe House Restoration

The University of Guam sees that our region’s success is built by people with the knowledge and drive to make a difference.  We also understand that our sustainability and progress must be based in the knowledge that has been shared by our ancestors for generations.  Island Wisdom sits at the center of these two ideas.  Island Wisdom is our way of life and our path forward.

In the 2022-2023 academic year, UOG created an apprenticeship program to impart island wisdom in the building of a canoe house.  This canoe house would be a key structure in the further preservation of island wisdom and traditional seafaring.

On May 24th, Typhoon Mawar made landfall as a Category 4 storm on the northern part of Guam, causing millions of dollars of damage to utilities and public buildings.  Unfortunately, the canoe house was also severely damaged.  Please donate here to help restore the UOG Island Wisdom: Canoe House.

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