Hands and feet: A reflection on Polynesian navigation—a Niue Fakafifine community practitioner perspective in Aotearoa-New Zealand

  • Phylesha Brown-Acton

Abstract

As a community navigator, my practice draws from skills, knowledge and principles of Polynesian navigation such as wayfinding . In this essay, I will provide personal experiences that have influenced and nurtured me in my development as a community navigator. I will discuss four influences of Polynesian practices: dance, weaving, storytelling and navigation. These are concepts that I draw from to support people who experience hardship in life and are intrinsically connected and complementary of one another when applied in my practice.
Published
2020-02-25
How to Cite
Brown-ActonP. (2020). Hands and feet: A reflection on Polynesian navigation—a Niue Fakafifine community practitioner perspective in Aotearoa-New Zealand. Te Kaharoa, 15(1). https://doi.org/10.24135/tekaharoa.v15i1.298
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