Behold the Lobelia
The Lobelia Grayana is an endangered lavender flower that grows in Waikamoi Preserve on Maui. Ancient Hawaiians called this plant opelu.
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.
Kapa: Fabric of a Culture
Pua Van Dorpe has spent a lifetime pursuing her passion—reclaiming this ancient and lost Hawaiian art
Birth of a Canoe
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.
The annual East Maui Taro Festival in Hana is the perfect opportunity to learn about—and taste—this delicacy.
Making it Maoli
What defines art as Hawaiian? The answer may lie as deep as one’s DNA.
Hawaiian pa'u riders carry on an exuberant tradition, bedecking both horse and rider with flowers and fine fabrics.
A Carver of Canoes
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.
By reviving ancient Hawaiian practices, modern conservationists hope to save the forests and the seas of the future.
The Call of the ‘Alala
Ancient Hawaiian Chanters used the unique sounds of the Alala, Hawaiian crow, to broadcast messages in battle. Currently they are extinct in the wild.
A Healthy Sweat
Explore the sacred space of a Hawaiian sweat lodge.
The Heiau in the Garden
On Maui's remote eastern shore, a long-hidden archeological treasure recalls the majesty of an ancient kingdom.
Keeping Culture Afloat
Maui's winningest canoe club is borrowing lessons from the past to surge ahead.
Painting the Town: Wailuku
A sophisticated public art series reveals Wailuku’s deep aloha.
Our Kūpuna Islands
Kūpuna (ancestor) islands form the core of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.
Into the Source
Hawai'i's creation chant weaves together threads of ancient Hawaiian thought--heady science, deep spiritualism, and tantalizing innuendo.
Finding Their Roots
How two homegrown farmers are working to save the future by looking to the past.
Giving Voice to a Culture
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.
The Rebirth of Makahiki
Maui and her sister islands are reviving one of the most important spiritual times of ancient Hawai‘i: Makahiki.
A Valley Back in Time
Dedicated volunteers are restoring the remains of a once-thriving Native Hawaiian village in Honokowai Valley—from the sticks to the stones.
Renaissance Man: Herb Kāne
Herb Kawainui Kāne has inspired a cultural rebirth.
The Future of Kalo
If Hawaiian kalo (taro) is in danger, is genetic modification the answer?
Seventeen years in the making, the Hawaiian modern day voyaging canoe Mo‘okiha O Piilani will set sail on December 21 during the winter solstice.
Watch out for Wedgies!
Wedge-tailed shearwaters spend the majority of their lives at sea, where they feed on baitfish and squid. They return to Hawai'i each spring to nest.
See what happens when ancient Hawaiian culture meets modern art techniques at Maui's annual Celebration of Hawaii exhibit at Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao.
'Ukulele entertainer and master teacher Walter Kawa'i'aea keeps the beat of Hawaiian music.
One hundred seventy-four years ago, Maui's first print shop published the first Hawaiian-language newspaper...and launched a small revolution.