Author Archives: Rafael Ramirez

Haumana- Job description

Keōua is actively recruiting  haumana for our Hale o Ho’oponopono restoration project. This is an opportunity for our local youth to learn hale building skills through hands-on experience under the supervision of Uncle Walter Wong, certified traditional hale builder. We … Continue reading

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Keoua’s November To Remember, 1990

  KEOUA’S NOVEMBER TO REMEMBER By: Rafael Ramírez January 1991, Kealakekua, Hawai’i As the 1990 paddling year comes to an end, Keoua’s paddlers busily make plans to fight off the boredom following the October Turnover* in the Molokai Hoe Channel … Continue reading

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The ‘Ahu’ula and Mahiole of Kalani’opu’u Return to Hawai’i

ʻUla ka moana i ka ʻahu ʻula a me ka mahiole: the Ocean is made red with feathered cloaks and helmets March 12, 2016 by emalani “Kauluwela ka moana i nā ʻauwaʻa kaua o Kalaniʻōpuʻu. Aia nā koa ke ʻaʻahu lā i ko lākou mau ʻahu … Continue reading

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10 Rules of the Canoe – One People Canoe Society

How to Pull with Pride and Purpose THE TEN RULES OF THE CANOE Rule One: Every Stroke We Take Is One Less We Have To Make. Keep going! Even against the most relentless wind, somehow a canoe moves forward. This … Continue reading

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Kawaihae LD Race

Congratulations to all our paddlers for an outstanding performance on Saturday’s long distance race @ Kawaihae. Our Open Koa Women’s crew paddled “Ka’ahumanu” to a First Place in their division and 8th. overall in a field of 30 canoes. Our … Continue reading

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34th Annual Mac-A-Thon Results

Aloha and Happy Easter to all: You can access the results of yesterday’s race at: Mahalo to all our sponsors, supporters, volunteers and most of all, the runners, for making this the biggest Mac-A-Thon ever! There are also photos … Continue reading

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I Ku Mau Mau

I Ku Mau Mau – Chant Alaka’i: I ku mau mau Pane: I ku wa Alaka’i: I ku mau mau I ku huluhulu I ka lanawao Pane: I ku wa Alaka’i: I ku lanawao Pane: I ku wa I ku wa huki … Continue reading

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Keoua’s Boys 16

Keoua’s 16 yr. old boys during the State Championships in Kaneohe, circa 1978. Front row: Kelly Losalio, Dennis Andrade, Byron Kukua, Coach Calvin Kelekolio. Back: Billy Mitchell, David Serafin, Leonard Moses, Jamie Newlon.

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Molokai Hoe ’81

This is Keoua’s ’81 Molokai Hoe crew & supporters at Hale o Lono after rigging our canoe, Keoua Elua!

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