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In the Wake of the Ancients August 19, 2013

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Taha'a, French Polynesia
By Tracy L. Barnett
Westways Magazine

The sun’s first rays touched the outlines of the mountains outside my window, and the whir of a boat engine broke the gentle silence. Aboard the sailboat Apetahi, its captain, the towering, tattooed Turo, lifted anchor. His coworker, Hinano, worked below decks in the kitchen, a fragrant tiare blossom tucked behind her ear, a ready smile and a cheery Iaorana—the Tahitian equivalent of “Aloha”— for sleepy passengers climbing up from their cabins. Living from the sea as her forebears have for a thousand years, she was preparing a tender poisson cru from a fresh-caught tuna, seasoned lightly with just-squeezed coconut milk and a touch of lemon.

Today, we were headed to Raiatea, home of Marae Taputapuatea, the most important precolonial temple of prayer in Polynesia: From New Zealand in the southwest, to Hawai‘i in the north, to the Marquesas in the northeast, people have converged on this spot for centuries with their offerings and petitions. Some still do. At this spiritual center of the Polynesian universe, at the foot of the sacred mountain overlooking the sea, I sought an answer to the question that brought me.

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In the Wake of the Ancients

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1. Ana Palacios - September 13, 2013

Buenos días
Tracy L. Barnett

La Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila (Unidad Torreón) realiza cada año unas Jornadas de Comunicación donde se invita a profesionales de la comunicación, periodistas e investigadores para que den conferencias, ponencias, mesas de trabajo o talleres.

Las Jornadas de este año llevan como título: Hipermedia. La nueva era de la comunicación.

En esta nueva edición, nos complacería tenerla como invitada para que de una conferencia sobre Medios alternativos en la era de Internet.

La conferencia está programada para el miércoles 25 de septiembre del presente año.

Espero que a pesar de la premura de la contestación, pueda y le interese participar.

La escuela se hará cargo de todos los viáticos: boletos de avión, hospedaje, alimentos.

Atentamente

Ana Cristina Palacios Escareño
Integrante del Comité de las
XIX Jornadas de Comunicación