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TAPUTAPUĀTEA: Sacred Gathering Place of Navigators and Chiefs

Kaʻiwakīloumoku Pacific Indigenous Institute presents
Episode 2

TAPUTAPUĀTEA: Sacred Gathering Place of Navigators and Chiefs

*NOTE: use the blue dots located on the video progress bar to easily navigate between chapters.

Chapter 1: Opening

The amazing students of the Mālama Honua Public Charter School are featured in this dynamic 10-minute film, “Mālama Honua: Teaching Tomorrow’s Navigators.” Snowbird Bento navigates our new website in a brief tutorial for Lastly, a colorful 12-minute video captures declaration signing ceremonies at the Presidential Palace, Taputapuātea Marae, and the Royal Pōmare Family home in French Polynesia.

Chapter 2: Presentation - UNESCO World Heritage Site

Martine Rattinassamy of the Directorate of Culture and Heritage, Government of French Polynesia, will share about the process involved in Marae Taputapuātea being designated as a World Heritage Site in 2017.


Chapter 3: Panel Discussion, Taputapuātea Marae

Papa Maraehau Kaina Tavaearii, senior elder; Jean Mere, culture/communications officer; Poata Mahuta, cultural apprentice; and Meari Manoi, cultural subdivision manager, share about their commitment to protect, preserve and perpetuate the legacy of Taputapuātea.

Original Release Date:
October 28, 2020 (Hua)