Fish Ponds at Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park
To survive in a hot and arid environment the native Hawaiians (kanaka maoli) used ancient fishing skills, including the building of fishponds, and the knowledge of the location of precious fresh water (wai) that flows into the many brackish pools throughout the park. The spirit of the people (poe) and the knowledge of the elders (kupuna) created a tradition of respect and reverence for this area. In this video a new generation of native Hawaiians express the importance of carrying on their traditions.
Last updated: August 30, 2016