Kick-off Event of Koa Wa‘a Genealogy Project

Saturday March 7, 2015 will be the kick-off event of the Koa Wa‘a Genealogy Project of the Puakea Foundation, a Hawaii not-for-profit organization in Kaneohe. The Koa Wa‘a Genealogy Project will be a multi-year undertaking of the organization to begin documenting, compiling, creating a genealogy database of the numerous koa canoes in the State of
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Year End Letter 2014

Aloha everyone and we hope all of you out there had a great holiday season. Another year has gone by and it is hard to believe we will be starting year 2015. 2014 was another busy year and active one for the foundation. Uncle Bobby is completing another canoe by the end of January. I
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Kalai Wa‘a and Statement on Traditional Canoes

This post is in two parts. Please read through the entire article to learn about the history of the Hawaiian canoe and to read the Puakea Foundation statement on strip canoes. The Kalai Wa‘a kā.lai : vt. To carve, cut, hew, engrave, hoe; to divide, as land; to shape a canoe kā.lai ki‘i : n.v.
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Make Your Own Paddle Workshop: 2015

Our annual Make Your Own Paddle Workshop is back again! Uncle Bobby’s once a year paddle workshop is a rich experience in learning about Hawaiian culture, tropical woods, and the ocean sport of outrigger canoeing.

Tools Stolen Again!

It continues to sadden us that people steal from Uncle Bobby. The latest theft took place last week. We are posting a list of the items we can confirm were taken, valuing over $4000 worth. How? “A lock had been cut clean off the shed, and housing for another had been peeled back as if
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