The goals of the Nā Pe'a program are designed to create a Hawaiian Cultural presence and sense of kuleana to "place" and cultural traditions by the following:
1) Perpetuate the culture and epistemology (how we teach and learn) of the traditional Hawaiian Sailing Canoe.
2) Develop youth leadership through canoe sailing, navigation, teamwork, communication, decision-making, ocean safety skills, environmental and social responsibility.
3) Honor the history of Hawaiʻi by learning the place names of the various land divisions on the island and the stories of the wahi pana that we visit.
4) Perpetuate the values and traditions of Hawaiian Voyaging.
5) Develop interest of participants to set career and vocational goals in the field of environmental sciences, agriculture and community development.
ALOHA: To share one's Ha (breath of
life/soul) on a spiritual level
MAHALO: An appriciative state of mind
MĀLAMA: To care for by becoming ma'a
(totally familiar with) so that
care can be conducted with
lama or wisdom
PONO: To be balanced and do the
KŌKUA: To do the right thing at the right time for the right reason
and to do it without being asked.
KULEANA: Right, responsibility, liability
obligation. With every right
comes a responsibility.
HAʻAHAʻA: Modest, unpretentious, humble.
LŌKAHI: To become one. To bring what
appears to be contrasting
elements together to form a
AHONUI: Many breaths, to tolerate,
patience, to allow things to
become aligned before acting
MANAWANUI: Much time, patience,