Animal, plant, elemental force, even the substance of dreams-in their different forms, ancestral guides helped to shape the Islands' first culture.
How could we dedicate an issue to all things hot about Hawai‘i and not include Pele? The volcano goddess is as renowned for her fiery passions as for the molten lava with which she creates new land.
Hawaiian lore finds the spirit of the divine in the ordinary world.
The life of Kālaipōhaku Hoaka Delos Reyes has been shaped by the medium he shapes.
In the plaited leaves of the pandanus tree, a lauhala master passes along an ancient tradition.
Among Polynesians, the Hawaiians of old excelled in the making of kapa. Their distant daughters have begun to reclaim this once-lost ancient art.
A writer and a photographer explore the remains of the King's Trail on Maui, where dozens of archaeological sites spring up from the side of the trail.
The Hawaiian work kamaʻaina isn’t so much about bloodlines and birthplace, as about a fully intentional way to live.
Wood and cordage, tooth and bone are used to recreate the ancient Hawaiian instruments of war. A modern weapons maker finds connection to a culture.
An ancient art, as delicate as it is beautiful, has outlived the kings who once claimed it as their own.
Kumu hula and lei maker, Gordean Bailey has spent a lifetime sharing the culture of aloha.
We ask three maoli (native) educators to consider what it means to be an educated Hawaiian in the twenty-first century—and why it matters.
Children of Hawaii play traditional island games in the spirit of Makahiki. Ancient cultural competitions in connection with the festival and its meaning.
Following the ancient practices of our ancestors has restored a missing piece—healing across generations.
More than any other Polynesian people, Hawaiians excelled in the use of color, coaxing incredible hues from the natural world around them.
From the very beginning, Hawaiian culture has celebrated women’s power, passion and intellect. We dig into Hawaiian wāhine culture to learn more.
When your name includes twelve syllables and nearly as many letters as the alphabet, you often have some explaining to do.
Turmeric is prized around the world for its yellow color, bold flavor, and medicinal properties. When Polynesian voyagers first sailed to Hawai‘i, they brought the pungent herb with them.
Get the translation of Hawai'i Pono'i.
You and I are older than the stones along the Puna shoreline. These stones started just a few years ago as gobs of lava from Pele’s current eruption, gobs that dripped into the sea only to be tumbled and polished then lobbed back onto the shore.
Kepā Maly is restoring authenticity to the stories of the island he loves.
Through their portraits, handprints and signatures, Jordan Murph is helping native Hawaiians create an indelible legacy.
The study of seaweed has enabled Hawaiian women—past and present—to sharpen their scientific eye, flavor bland meals, and exercise the art of metaphor.
Finding the science behind an ancient, indigenous practice.
Virtually extinct for over a century, hale—traditional Hawaiian houses—are making a comeback with the new millennium.
Li hing mui is a favorite Hawaii snack. Lehia shares her top 10 ways to eat this salty sweet treat.
Like the rest of us, Hawaiian mature, age and die. And there the similarity ends.