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CPR training for Youth Participants in Sailing Program

November 6, 2013
CPR instructors Chris Scheid and Morgan Griffin teach the group life-saving CPR skills as they begin their journey into safe ocean voyaging and community service.
     On November 2nd, Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park hosted a CPR course for local youth who are part of the Nā Pe’a  program.  Nā Pe’a is a year-long program based out of Keauhou bay, and includes training sails to locations north and south to places such as Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park and Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park. There is an emphasis on land and water stewardship, which is explored through traditional interaction with ōpelu (Decapterus sanctae-helenae), ko’a (fisheries), and the families which have long-standing or genealogical ties to the ko’a.  Fourteen students received certification for Adult, Child and Infant CPR and AED.  Na Pe’a is a collaboration between the Ala Kahakai National HIstoric Trail and the Nakoa Foundation to teach youth the fundamentals of operating traditional Hawaiian sailing canoes as a tool for leadership development, land and marine resource stewardship, and the perpetuation of the indigenous beliefs, traditions and practices of native Hawaiians.



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  1. lindasprather permalink
    November 7, 2013 5:12 am

    A wonderful program and one every young person should take part in.

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