A rare photo of navigator Basil Tevake

This photo of a small Te Alo Lili was taken by the Australian administrator of Santa Cruz Islands in the 1950s.  The person sitting on it holding the steering blade is none other than Basil Tevake, the master navigator who demonstrated his skills to Dr. David Lewis during 3 inter-island passages on David’s yacht in …

Talking Story: Growing Lata’s Garden

Friends in Kauai, Join us October 13th at the Kauai Community College cafeteria for a presentation and Q&A by H.M. Wyeth and Dr. Mimi George.  We’ll be discussing how canoe plants are useful and sustainable today.  Presentation begins at 5:30 PM.  Hope to see you there!

The Children of Taumako

We now have a translation of the research report of social anthropologist and round-the-world sailor, Renate Westner, MA.  She came to Taumako in 2007 to study the educational and life experience of children.

Two Vaka o Lata, and the Rush to Complete a Te Puke

Cyclone Pam hit the island of Nifiloli hard. Community members retreated into the interior or fled to the somewhat higher island of Fenualoa. We are still learning more about what the damages were and what needs to be done now. Read More