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COURTESY EAST-WEST CENTER The East-West Center played a substantial role in creating the Polynesian Voyaging Society. Traditional navigator Mau Piailug came from Micronesia to train the crew of the Hokule‘a. They proved that the sun, moon, stars, wave patterns, currents and animal behavior give a navigator directional clues to find tiny islands in the vast ocean.
COURTESY EAST-WEST CENTER Herb Kane: The artist believed a voyaging canoe replica could be buil
COURTESY EAST-WEST CENTER Mau Piailug: The master navigator mentored Hawaii wayfinders
COURTESY EAST-WEST CENTER Ben Finney: The UH anthropologist sought a navigator from Micronesia