Ching Foundation Matching Grant

Hūlō, hūlō! The Puakea Learning Center is underway. We need your help to build a permanent place to mālama our precious koa canoes. Help us support Uncle Bobby and the many apprentices who are gifted with the talents to bring our waʻa to life, as well as those who keep them racing. Our amazing hālau
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Puakea Foundation Learning Center Featured on KITV

Many mahalos to KITV for giving us a shout out and covering the ground-breaking ceremony for the new learning center! Click here to view the 26-second clip on our Facebook page. You can learn more about the Learning Center here: Blessing & Ground Breaking – July 30, 2017 Casino Night Fundraiser – October 1, 2017
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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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Heeia Project: Clearing the land

On July 16, 2005 volunteers from Bobby and Pat’s daughter Tayshea’s pack came to Heeia and helped cut down a dead tree and clear the bougainvillea from the area where Bobby is going to build and repair canoes for the foundation. As a result of this we were able to make room for a larger
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