For a boy that grew up in the 1950s palagi world, his final rites conducted in traditional Polynesian custom testify to the transformation from where he came from to the Pacific islander he became. The final ode composed by an old friend from Atafu, Kelihiano Kalolo; and melodies of Tokelau’s funeral chant, Vale o Pou, carrying him to his final journey, acknowledged his Pacific home in the heart of Tokelau.
Category: Marshall Islands
As Moana plays to record audiences around the world, and the Hokule’a returns to Pacific waters after a two absence, one of the few remaining traditional Pacific ocean-faring navigators embarks on his final journey. Giff Johnson’s pen pays homage to Captain Korent Joel.
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