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Reawakened: Traditional navigators of Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa

Date: June 10th, 2021
ISBN: 0995131805
Language: English
Number of pages: 256 pages
Format: EPUB
In this important book, ten navigators — the late Hec Busby, Piripi Evans and Jacko Thatcher from Aotearoa New Zealand; Peia Patai and Tua Pittman from the Cook Islands; and Kalepa Baybayan, Shorty Bertelmann, Nainoa Thompson, 'Onohi Paishon and Bruce Blankenfeld from Hawai'i — share the challenges and triumphs of traditional wayfinding based on the deep knowledge of legendary navigator Mau Piailug.They also discuss the significance of receiving the title of Pwo (master navigator) from Piailug, and the responsibilities that come with that position. Their stories are intertwined with the renaissance of knowledge and traditions around open-ocean voyaging that are inspiring communities across the Pacific.

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