wayfinding traditions + practices
The Secrets of the Wave Pilots (2016), Kim Tingley - New York Times. Article detailing the navigation techniques used by traditional navigators in the Marshall Islands.
The Soft, Warm, Wet Technology of Native Oceania (1991) Harriet Witt - Whole Earth Review. Explains the history and how-to’s of traditional Polynesian navigation.
Lata’s Children, Derek Farrar - Hawaii Airlines Magazine. Describes the rich history of navigation of Taumako, amongst the Solomon Islands.
Hawaiki Rising (2013), Sam Low. Captures the history of the rise of the Polynesian Voyaging Society and the Hawaiian navigating renaissance.
Wisdomkeepers (2016), Ilarion Merculieff. An autobiography by one of the world leaders of the indigenous people’s movement.
Lost Art of Finding Our Way (2015), John Edward Huth. Harvard Physics Professor documents water-based wayfinding traditions across multiple cultures.
The Natural Navigator (2010), Tristan Gooley. An introduction to the rare and ancient art of finding your way using nature's own sign-posts.
Secrets of Viking Navigators (2003), Leif K. Karlsen. A description of the history of traditional nordic based navigating traditions.
Black Elk Speaks (1932), John G. Neihardt. A powerful book dictated by a traditional Lakota Sioux Elder to a young anthropologist documenting his visionary life.
videos + websites
Never Lost. Website containing a collection of Polynesian navigators describing different parts of the components that go into their what it takes to navigate.
Papa Mau: The Wayfinder (2012), Gail Evenari - PBS. Documentary on Micronesian Navigator and grandfather of the revival of Polynesian wayfinding.
Voice of the Islands (2017). Behind the scenes video of how Moana was made and the cultural inspirations for making the film.