Richard Ha writes:
My impressions regarding the arrival of the seven vaka:
- The canoes: They looked like ancient canoes, but were equipped with the most modern equipment.
- 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.
- The lesson: We were there to participate and to, ourselves, become grounded.