|Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 - 12:00 AM
"Papa Mau: The Wayfinder"
In 1974, Hawaiians sailed the traditional voyaging canoe from Hawai'i to Tahiti and proved to the world that their ancestors had explored the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean by navigating with the stars. This is the story of the critical role that master navigator Mau Piailug played in that voyage, and the rebirth of Polynesian unity and pride that followed. The canoe was built by members of the newly formed Polynesian Voyaging Society, who dreamed of sailing in the way of their ancestors. Shortly thereafter, a search began for someone who could teach them the art of non-instrument navigation, which had been all but lost until they met Micronesian-born Mau, who agreed to share his knowledge. G