Anthropologist Wade Davis and Pwo Navigator Nainoa Thompson discuss the fallacy of “accidental drift” and the promise ignited by the creation of a double-hulled sailing canoe.
A best-selling book, an Oscar-winning documentary and a foreign language film all told the wrong story about how Polynesia was settled. Anthropologist Wade Davis and Pwo navigator Nainoa Thompson reflect on how Hōkūle’a has corrected the record.
“Hokuleʻa and the entire renaissance is not something quaint and colorful. It’s not just some folkloric thing. It represents the reclaiming of a stolen legacy.” – Wade Davis
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