Celebrate May Day in Hawaii with a fresh flower lei. Here are step by step instructions on how to sew your lei.
Learn the traditional uses for native plants nurtured by Anna Palomino at Ho‘olawa Farms in Haiku.
Animal, plant, elemental force, even the substance of dreams-in their different forms, ancestral guides helped to shape the Islands' first culture.
As it turns out, one breadfruit can feed a family, and one variety a people. Packed in coconut-husk fiber and dry leaves, ‘ulu accompanied the Polynesian voyagers in their canoes bound for Hawai‘i.
Purchase rare varieties of taro while supporting Maui Nui Botanical Gardens.
An ancient art, as delicate as it is beautiful, has outlived the kings who once claimed it as their own.
In its twenty-five years, Po‘okela has influenced the community beyond Kaanapali Beach Hotel.
A race of Polynesian seafarers managed to carry with them food for the rest of their lives in Hawai‘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.
Using ancient navigation techniques as a guide, master woodworker Keola Sequeira breathes new life into the ancient art of canoe building right here on Maui.
In contrast to modern hula (which is typically accompanied by Western-derived stringed instruments, such as the slack-key guitar or ‘ukulele), ancient hula is purely percussive.
From ancient times, Hawaiians have used this handwoven tool to gather an ocean harvest. For one Maui fisherman, it still holds a way of life and a sense of identity.
In the plaited leaves of the pandanus tree, a lauhala master passes along an ancient tradition.
Following the ancient practices of our ancestors has restored a missing piece—healing across generations.
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.
Kepā Maly is restoring authenticity to the stories of the island he loves.
When Elizabeth Lindsey was a child, Hawaiian elders foretold that she would embark on a journey to gather ancient wisdom that could guide future generations.
Pua Van Dorpe has spent a lifetime pursuing her passion—reclaiming this ancient and lost Hawaiian 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.
John Ka‘imikaua's Legacy Lives on through Moloka‘i's Homage to Hula
Ancient Hawaiian mythology tells of the sacred shapeshifting dragons, or moo, which holds supernatural powers. Their presence is still felt by many.
Li hing mui is a favorite Hawaii snack. Lehia shares her top 10 ways to eat this salty sweet treat.
From the very beginning, Hawaiian culture has celebrated women’s power, passion and intellect. We dig into Hawaiian wāhine culture to learn more.
“As Hawaiians, our mo‘olelo [stories] are so important,” says Maelia. “With heirloom jewelry, the mo‘olelo live on in each piece.”
From tiny shells that wash ashore on this forbidden island come priceless treasures.
The annual East Maui Taro Festival in Hana is the perfect opportunity to learn about—and taste—this delicacy.
A revolution is happening in Island schools, as Hawaiian-immersion students find the keys to unlock their culture.