MARC Seminar Series 4th Installment “Looking for Alternate Solutions” By Pwo Larry Raigetal
The Richard Flores Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center (MARC) at the University of Guam announces the next installment in its seminar series, featuring a lecture by Larry Raigetal. Born on
the island of Lamotrek in the Central Caroline Islands, he left home in his mid-teens
for formal education in the United States. He earned his undergraduate degree from
the University of San Francisco and a graduate degree in International Relations from
the University of Oxford.
Raigetal is also the founder of Waa'gey, where he has worked with his elders for nearly ten years to transfer canoe-building skills to the young people of Yap. Through his father and others from the carving school "line of the rats," he earned the title "selap," Yapese for master canoe carver. Through his grandfather and after making a voyage to Guam for FESTPAC 2016, he was initiated in a "Pwo" ceremony as a master navigator under the mast of Weriyeng.