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- Why is the concept of voyaging important in the Pacific Islands?
- Is voyaging different in Oceania? If so, how?
KEY CONCEPTS: Canoe, Voyaging, Wayfinding
The Bridgebuilder by
The Bridge-builder is a profile on 80 year old Hekenukumai Busby; Mastercarver, waka-builder, celestial navigator and icon of the Pacific.
The Navigators: Pathfinders of the Pacific by
Call Number: H/P DVD 1
Over 1,000 years ago, the islands of Polynesia were explored and settled by navigators who used only the waves, the stars, and the flights of birds for guidance.
Papa Mau: The Wayfinder by
Call Number: DVD 772
Explores the profound influence of Papa Mau (Mau Piailug), who revived non-instrument navigation in Hawai'i and brought back Polynesia's voyaging tradition from the brink of extinction.
Wayfinders: A Pacific Odyssey by
Wayfinders focuses on the revival of wayfinding — the art of guiding a canoe across long distances using only natural signs: the sun, the moon, the stars and the ocean swells.