Life lessons from seafaring Micronesians

Recently, I was asked to introduce my friend and pwo (master navigator) Raigetal who was the closing keynote speaker at the Center for Pacific Islands Studies Student Conference at University of Hawaii at Manoa. In preparation for that talk, Raigetal and I produced this video of the 2016 expedition from his island Namoireg (Lamotrek) to Guam over 500 miles over open waters to participate in the Festival of the Pacific Arts. In the video we distilled some of the seafaring values expressed through pre-launch ceremonies and on the trip itself. They are worth sharing. (Note: Donʻt mind the short dramatic introductory tunes. It does end)

 

 

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