In flight from Papeete via Los Angeles to Honolulu for more than 22 hours of travel, Heremoana Maamaatuaiahutapu, Director of Tahiti's House of Culture made the arduous journey against an already maximized personal schedule to support Tahiti Nui International at Heiva I Honolulu. As a long standing Board Member of Tahiti Nui International, Heremoana first joined the organization to assist in aligning the promotion of the tahitian culture abroad with that of the motherland. As an award winning dancer, chief ra'atira or group leader, and an accomplished orero and chanting specialist, Heremoana brings to the Heiva I Honolulu organization a reputable and current perspective. In Tahiti, Heremoana is continuously involved in projects - film, music production and more. Upon his return to Tahiti, he will be back on another long journey, to Paris!