Pounamu (New Zealand Jade) Maori Toki by master artist Tyson Lynes. The toki is the blade of and axe with which the great war canoes were carved from giant trees so is said to represent a crafts person or artist.
Waka brought divine gifts to the Maori First Nation. For this reason the waka inspire kotahitanga (unity) even today. My mind wonders that if Hawaii, Rapanui and Aotearoa were all reached by Waka what would have prevented them from reaching the Americas?