The Moana Nui podcast is a safe haven for authentic storytelling and a space where humans from all walks of life can engage in thoughtful conversations. Listeners will get to hear the other side of history (his-story) and explore the beauty of indigenous cultures from around the world. We celebrate and empower the silenced voices of our ancestors and their accomplishments, while inspiring their descendants who keep their legacies alive.
A storytelling podcast celebrating indigenous history, culture, perspectives, and creatives.
“No story lives unless someone wants to listen………”
Weʻve been listening to stories all our lives. Whether itʻs sitting with our loved ones at family gatherings, or sitting in the classroom listening to a teacher attempting to convince us of the relevance of historical figures. Stories keep culture and people alive, often providing a timeless link to our ancient traditions, myths, legends, hopes, and dreams. Stories also help us understand ourselves and the world around us.
BUT…. what happens if the stories that weʻre told exclude us?
A single story, a single ruling perspective creates stereotypes and perceptions that anything else is not important. When that one story becomes the only story, people start to question their existence and humanity. It is disempowering to anyone who does not fit the ruling stereotype. The problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story that matters.