Culture 2018-07-03T19:46:49+00:00

Nā Kai `Ewalu is a Hawaiian Canoe and Cultural Club

We are committed to supporting our youth and all members so they may reach their highest potential through the integration of academic excellence and cultural awareness.

Ha`a Nā Kai `Ewalu

By Kumu Keli’i Tau’a

Ha`a Nā Kai `Ewalu was especially composed for the club by Kumu Keli’i Tau’a. It includes the name of the eight channels between the Hawaiian Islands and the channel leading to Tahiti. We are very proud of our haka. Imua Nā Kai `Ewalu!

Cultural Activities

Other Cultural Activities

Some of our cultural education has included: Native Plant lecture Lei Making Canoe making protocol











Ha`a Nā Kai `Ewalu

By Keli`i Taua

Intro: Nā Kai ‘Ewalu Pa
`Alenuihāhā `Alalākeiki Kū
`Alenuihāhā `Alalākeiki Kū
Pailolo Kaiwi `Au`au Kū Kū
Pailolo Kaiwi `Au`au Kū Kū
Kalohi Ka`ie`iewaho Kaulakahi Kū
Kalohi Ka`ie`iewaho Kaulakahi Kū
Ending: He inoa no Nā Kai ‘Ewalu

E Hō Mai

By Edith Kanakaole

E hō mai (i) ka ʻike mai luna mai ē
ʻO nā mea huna noʻeau o nā mele ē
E hō mai, e hō mai, e hō mai ē (a)

Give forth knowledge from above
Every little bit of wisdom contained in song
Give forth, give forth, oh give forth

Ho’onani I Ka Makua Mau

Hoʻonani i ka Makua mau,
Ke Keiki me ka ʻUhane nō,
Ke Akua mau hoʻomaikaʻi pū,
Ko kēia ao, ko kēlā ao. ʻĀmene.

Praise God from whom all blessing flow,
Praise Him all creatures here below,
Praise Him above ye heavenly host,
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Serving Our Members and the Community

Nā Kai `Ewalu continuously serves its members and the community. We have hosted the students at Summer Pals and Kama`aina Kids. Narcotics Anonymous used our hale for daily meetings and several hula halau made our hale their home too. Nā Kai `Ewalu is the official host of Kamehameha School Maui and Baldwin High School’s MIL paddling teams.

Nā Kai `Ewalu is also part of the Adopt a Highway Campaign. We care for a two mile stretch of Hana Hwy which includes the intersection of Haleakala Hwy.

We have been involved in replanting koa and a`ali`i seedlings in Kahikinui and Ulupalakua. Our club has also done many Thanksgiving and Christmas Meals for the homeless.

To revive, develop & perpetuate Hawaiian Culture & Traditions