Lānaʻi Waiaʻōpae fishpond once helped feed the island's people. Today it's feeding a hunger for culture.
A millennium before Haleakala became a national park, Hawaiians traversed its moonscape crater. On the park’s centennial, we reprise that journey.
Get the translation of Hawai'i Pono'i.
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.
What is it like to live next to a volcano?
Kumu hula and lei maker, Gordean Bailey has spent a lifetime sharing the culture of aloha.
In rural East Maui, two communities are taking a stand to conserve a weird wild food — and with it, a part of their culture.
A historic site yields clues to Maui’s ancient culture
The culture of ancient Hawaiʻi was deeply rooted in nature. It still is—thanks to places like Maui Nui Botanical Gardens.
Polynesians navigate Earth's largest ocean by celestial bodies and seabirds, winds and ocean swells.
How food is grown, prepared, and used is arguably as important in defining a culture as lineage, language and lore.
Teya Penniman explores the cultural significance and modern practices of Makahiki season in Hawaii. Learn about this sacred celebration in honor of Lono.
In its wax and wane, Hawaiians of old found the secrets to sustainable living.
Purchase rare varieties of taro while supporting Maui Nui Botanical Gardens.
Lomilomi has the potential to "heal a person's path backwards and forwards," says Jeana Naluai, owner of Ho'omana Spa.
Discovering culture through dance.
Hawaiian culture evolved over millennia, then almost disappeared after Western contact. Maui's cultural advisors are committed to bringing it back.
The Lobelia Grayana is an endangered lavender flower that grows in Waikamoi Preserve on Maui. Ancient Hawaiians called this plant opelu.
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.
Bit by bit, archeologists are uncovering a forgotten island where kings once ruled and a sacred lizard kept watch.
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.
After nearly two decades in dry dock, the first oceangoing traditional voyaging canoe, Mo‘okiha o Pi‘ilani, embarked on its maiden voyage from Mala Wharf in Lahaina on July 11.
Maui's winningest canoe club is borrowing lessons from the past to surge ahead.
Though he didn't set out to become an expert on Hawaiian culture, Keli'i Tau'a may be the most revered teacher of hula and chant you never heard of.
Ancient Hawaiian Chanters used the unique sounds of the Alala, Hawaiian crow, to broadcast messages in battle. Currently they are extinct in the wild.
What defines art as Hawaiian? The answer may lie as deep as one’s DNA.
From tiny shells that wash ashore on this forbidden island come priceless treasures.