Charles Nainoa Thompson on his ASTC 2010 keynote

Charles Nainoa Thompson kicked off the 2010 ASTC Annual Conference on October 2 with an emotional and powerful keynote address in which he spoke not only about navigating using near-lost traditional ways, but also of the teachers that have touched his life and the importance of finding your way in life.

Thompson is chairman of the Polynesian Voyaging Society. He was also the first Haiwaiian in centuries to navigate a voyaging canoe from Hawaii to Tahiti using only traditional wayfinding techniques. In this clip, recorded just after his beautiful talk about loss of roots, anger, racism, the power of great teachers, and education, Thompson talks about what was at the center of his talk for him.