The canoe is the compass


Book Chapter


Furuto, L. H L.


We cannot control the winds, but we can always change our sails. When we change our sails, we often arrive not necessarily where we think we need to be, but exactly where we are supposed to be. The winds and other cues from the universe carry the voices of our ancestors, teachers, and navigators, who speak to us, if we will listen. They have taught us how to exist in the world today and sail with Indigenous wisdom while engaging 21st century connections as we reflect, observe, and live.


Furuto, L. H. L. (2019). The canoe is the compass. In H. Aikau & V. Gonzalez (Eds.), Detours: A decolonial guide to Hawai‘i. Duke University Press.