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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Documentary Short Film about Uncle Bobby

Hawaii film maker Clark Hilton has created a very soulful 5-minute film about Uncle Bobby. There is great footage of Bobby working at his canoe repair halau and lots of hearing about Uncle Bobby’s fascinating history! Mahalo to Clark and his crew and thank you for watching it! Uncle Bobby- Puakea Foundation from RUSTICUS FILMS
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Mahalo Nui from Uncle Bobby

Everyone at the foundation is so grateful for all of the support and attention regarding the theft of his tools. He recorded this video and we now have a YouTube Channel! More to come this year.

Uncle Bobby on

Watch the interview with Uncle Bobby and learn about the exciting plans to tour the mainland USA with Uncle Bobby and the koa canoes in 2008! (Click the picture to start playing.) 5:35 mins. More Hawaii stories can be found on “”: