LISTEN: Maramataka workshop with Nikau Hindin, Hinerapa Rupuha & Raihania Tipoki
For the opening of Nikau Hindin: Kōkōrangi ki Kōkōwai, Nikau was joined by apprentice navigator Hinerapa Rupuha (Ngāti Kahungunu, Te Whānau a Apanui) and indigenous activist and voyager Raihania Tipoki (Ngati Kahungunu, Rangitāne) for a very special workshop.
Together, they explored the relationship between the star compass, used for celestial navigation, and the Maramataka (the Māori lunar calendar).
Listen to the workshop in two parts:
- Hear from Hinerapa about constructing and reading the star compass, a framework for finding direction using the stars, ocean swells and currents.
- Learn from Raihania of Te Rua o Mahara Trust about how this compass is representative of knowledge and tikanga of local Maramataka.
Nikau Hindin: Kōkōrangi ki Kōkōwai is on at The Dowse from 20 June – 4 October 2020.
Kia ora to Nikau, Hinerapa, and Raihania for this incredible kōrero.