Elizabeth Kapu’uwailani Lindsey

It’s About Time: Lesson From a Micronesian Navigator-Priest

A descendant of Hawaiian chiefs, English seafarers, and Chinese merchants, Elizabeth Lindsey was raised by native Hawaiian elders who prophesied her role as a steward of ancestral wisdom. Lindsey’s expeditions now take her to some of the most remote ...

The Voyaging Canoe Makes a Stop in Uliveo

The journey continues for National Geographic Fellow Elizabeth Lindsey currently aboard a Polynesian voyaging canoe “Hine Moana” bound for the Solomon Islands.  The crew has left Vanuatu’s Port Vila and will stop briefly on Meskelyne before landing at Honiara ...

Sandroing, A Vanishing Art

This week Elizabeth Lindsey is aboard a Polynesian voyaging canoe “Hine Moana” bound for the Solomon Islands.  Weather permitting, the crew will leave Vanuatu’s Port Vila on the summer solstice stopping briefly on Meskelyne before landing at Honiara where ...

Lessons from Master Navigators Translated for a New Age

This week Elizabeth Lindsey will board a Polynesian voyaging canoe “Hine Moana” bound for the Solomon Islands.  Weather permitting, the crew will leave Vanuatu’s Port Vila on the summer solstice stopping briefly on Meskelyne before landing at Honiara where ...

A Gathering of Wayfinders of the Pacific

National Geographic’s 2012 Explorers’ Symposium ended yesterday.  It was a mind-bending, week-long exploration fest.  Yet, despite the most daring and innovative presentations illustrating the technology and development of the metropolitan world (and there were many), I couldn’t help but ...