Pius “Papa Mau” Piailug was one of the few remaining people on earth who held traditional, indigenous knowledge of non-instrument wayfinding methods for open-ocean voyaging when he helped Hawaiians relearn the navigation that originally brought them to the Hawaiian Islands. Papa Mau trained the crew of the Hōkūle‘a, a traditional voyaging canoe that made its inaugural journey from Hawai‘i to Tahiti in 1976 and kicked off the Hawaiian Renaissance.

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