The Nakoa Foundation examines the Hawaiian sailing canoe from the forest to the ocean to inspire a thirst for knowledge, promoting good decision making, self-reliance, sustainability and competent Hawaiian leaders. Our focus is to create a sense of place and develop the intellectual skills and cultural values needed to navigate life's challenges.
‘A‘ohe pau ka ‘ike i ka halau ho’okahi
One learns from many sources
For more information on our educational programs please contactKalani (808) 960-2768
Na Pe`a (The Sails)
Sailing into the future
The Na Pe'a program is a collaboration between the Nakoa Foundation and the National Park Service's Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail. It is designed to teach youth the fundamentals of sound leadership and effective stewardship of land and marine resources through the use of traditional Hawaiian sailing canoes. It is also designed to perpetuate traditions and practices of Native Hawaiians associated with the Hawaiian Canoe.