My impressions regarding the arrival of the seven vaka:
- The canoes: They looked like ancient canoes, but were equipped with the most modern equipment.
TJ Glauthier, me, Patrick Kahawaiola’a, Ramsay Taum and Rick Blangiardi. All are Ku‘oko‘a members, except for Patrick, who is President of the Keaukaha Community Association
- The people: They have kept the old values, and we respect and admire that.
- The future: It is uncertain, but our values must be clear: What’s important is taking care of the land, the people and future generations.
Me with Nainoa Thompson (right
- The lesson: We were there to participate and to, ourselves, become grounded.