When your name includes twelve syllables and nearly as many letters as the alphabet, you often have some explaining to do.
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.
From tiny shells that wash ashore on this forbidden island come priceless treasures.
The life of Kālaipōhaku Hoaka Delos Reyes has been shaped by the medium he shapes.
A revolution is happening in Island schools, as Hawaiian-immersion students find the keys to unlock their culture.
Purchase rare varieties of taro while supporting Maui Nui Botanical Gardens.
Kumu hula and lei maker, Gordean Bailey has spent a lifetime sharing the culture of aloha.
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.
Hawaiian pa'u riders carry on an exuberant tradition, bedecking both horse and rider with flowers and fine fabrics.
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.
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.
Kalo, a legendary plant, has deep roots in Hawaiian culture.
Kūpuna (ancestor) islands form the core of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.
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.
Lomilomi has the potential to "heal a person's path backwards and forwards," says Jeana Naluai, owner of Ho'omana Spa.
Hāna’s families teach acclaimed chefs about living off the land—and remind themselves what it means to be Hawaiian.
How Maui farmers are cultivating ancient wisdom to feed a population—and a hunger for culture.
If Hawaiian kalo (taro) is in danger, is genetic modification the answer?
Every Easter weekend, the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, goes all out with its Celebration of the Arts: a celebration of all things Hawaiian.
Magic happens when the Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce meets on the beach in Wailea.
Hawaiian culture evolved over millennia, then almost disappeared after Western contact. Maui's cultural advisors are committed to bringing it back.
See all eleven kapa Pua Van Dorpe created to honor ancient Maui chiefs, and read their stories.
Li hing mui is a favorite Hawaii snack. Lehia shares her top 10 ways to eat this salty sweet treat.
Triple threat: He can dance. He can chant. And he can sing.
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.