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.
For more than a millennium, Hawaii relied on was an oral culture. It’s not mere chance that the spoken word has regained its importance today.
A revolution is happening in Island schools, as Hawaiian-immersion students find the keys to unlock their culture.
More than any other Polynesian people, Hawaiians excelled in the use of color, coaxing incredible hues from the natural world around them.
Hawaiian culture evolved over millennia, then almost disappeared after Western contact. Maui's cultural advisors are committed to bringing it back.
Get the translation of Hawai'i Pono'i.
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.
What is it like to live next to a volcano?
Learn the traditional uses for native plants nurtured by Anna Palomino at Ho‘olawa Farms in Haiku.
By reviving ancient Hawaiian practices, modern conservationists hope to save the forests and the seas of the future.
See all eleven kapa Pua Van Dorpe created to honor ancient Maui chiefs, and read their stories.
More than skin deep, traditional tattoos link modern Hawaiians to their ancestors.
Following the ancient practices of our ancestors has restored a missing piece—healing across generations.
Hawai'i's creation chant weaves together threads of ancient Hawaiian thought--heady science, deep spiritualism, and tantalizing innuendo.
When your name includes twelve syllables and nearly as many letters as the alphabet, you often have some explaining to do.
Hawaiian pa'u riders carry on an exuberant tradition, bedecking both horse and rider with flowers and fine fabrics.
Purchase rare varieties of taro while supporting Maui Nui Botanical Gardens.
'Ukulele entertainer and master teacher Walter Kawa'i'aea keeps the beat of Hawaiian music.
Maui's winningest canoe club is borrowing lessons from the past to surge ahead.
The Four Seasons in Wailea has a brilliant new art collection—“the first of its kind anywhere,”--courtesy of modern Hawaiian artists.
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.
Children of Hawaii play traditional island games in the spirit of Makahiki. Ancient cultural competitions in connection with the festival and its meaning.
Lānaʻi Waiaʻōpae fishpond once helped feed the island's people. Today it's feeding a hunger for culture.
Celebrate May Day in Hawaii with a fresh flower lei. Here are step by step instructions on how to sew your lei.
Kumu hula and lei maker, Gordean Bailey has spent a lifetime sharing the culture of aloha.
What defines art as Hawaiian? The answer may lie as deep as one’s DNA.
The culture of ancient Hawaiʻi was deeply rooted in nature. It still is—thanks to places like Maui Nui Botanical Gardens.