Hinano Teavai-Murphy is a widely-recognized expert in Tahitian cultural history. She grew up on Moorea and Tahiti learning oral traditions from her elders. She has served as a technical advisor to the government, developing Tahitian language/culture programs for the schools. As president of the cultural organization Te Pu Atitia, she founded the Atitia Cultural Center on Moorea. Presently, Hinano serves as the Cultural Director for Tetiaroa Society and heads the Cultural Committee that advises on all cultural matters in Tetiaroa. Hinano has lectured around the world on traditional Polynesian knowledge and its intersection with science, conservation, and environmental philosophy. At IMPAC5, she will be presenting on the theme of ocean, culture and human well-being.
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