Hulo! We did it! The Foundation received a grant from First Nations to move forward with repairing our waa kailua (double-hull canoes) for our youth traditional knowledge sailing & navigation program. Per First Nations, “Congratulations! Your organization, The Hanalei River Heritage Foundation, has been selected to receive a grant for your project titled Project Waa Kupono (Restoring traditional canoes, restoring youth) through our Native Youth and Culture Fund (NYCF). ” More information coming as soon as we receive our official award letter.