Listen to Moeata Galenon, the first female Maohi Navigator on the Faafaite, share her journey

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Moeata Galenon, the first female Maohi Navigator on the traditional canoe Faafaite.


She shares her journey of becoming a crew member of Faafaite, to becoming the first female navigator on the vaa, after she sailed from Tahiti to Aotearoa/New Zealand with co-navigator Titaua Teipoarii in 2019 without using any instruments. She shares on the importance of indigenous knowledge in navigating and in perpetuating our cultures.


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