Huki “to pull a rope; to support…”
The land and the ocean sustain the people. What occurs in either environment affects the other. In essence, we can “huki” – pull together and support.
The annual hukilau at Pu`uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park’s cultural festival demonstrates one of the many ways that Hawaiians sustained themselves with the bounty of the sea. Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail is a network of ancient and historic land and ocean trails.