Hāna Kū is a local saying that we use in Hāna which refers to the more rustic, backcountry people who live simply, yet richly.
As an event series, Häna Kü places emphasis on focusing the refined practices of the kua’äina and to celebrate them in a way that helps to inspire their practice to reach another level. Häna Kü encapsulates the fundamental values of our native practitioners who are traditional hunters/fishermen/farmers/gatherers of Häna. They are the experts of this land and sea. They know our organic food sources, when to gather them and how to gather and maintain them. Although a big part of this expertise is a result of being able to survive and feed your family, the passing on of traditional knowledge of place from generation to generation is the real beauty that we want to highlight. It is that reciprocal relationship between kanaka and ‘äina that continues to feed, teach and allow both to thrive.