Nā Pe'a Core Values
The limited space on a canoe physically and mentally confines people of different temperaments into very close quarters. If the people on the canoe do not have a common set of values or patterns of expected behavior, differences of opinion and perceptions can quickly erupt into conflict. "Core Values" carry with them expected patterns of behavior. This predictability reduces stress, misunderstanding, and conflict.
Nā Pe'a Oli (Chants)
Chants are an important part of the Na Pe'a program. They are used to introduce ourselves when we visit others and when others visit us. They are used to help us focus our thoughts and enter into a state of Lokahi. They are also used to help us maintain an mental state of appriciation or Mahalao. To hear the audio and see the written version of the Oli hit the GO button.
Unique Features Of The Hawaiian Canoe
The Hawaiian canoe was designed to handle the unique ocean conditions that surround the Hawaiian islands. As a result there are specific features of the Hawaiian canoe that make it unique. Na Pe'a uses these canoe part names in our teachings and daily workings to honor and perpetuate traditional Hawaiian knowledge systems..
Canoe Part Names
Each piece of the canoe is specifically named, and often within each piece, individual parts had names too. Names, whether belonging to a canoe part, a plant, a wind, or a person, are given for a specific reason. Na Pe'a uses these canoe part names in our teachings and daily workings to honor and perpetuate traditional Hawaiian knowledge systems..