Hawaiian Culture

Hawaiian culture stories published by Maui No Ka Oi Magazine.

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Carved in Stone

The life of Kālaipōhaku Hoaka Delos Reyes has been shaped by the medium he shapes.

Planted with Purpose

Discover how the nonprofit Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is planting the seeds of today and working to preserve Hawaiian culture for the future.
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Hawaii’s Spirit Guardians

Animal, plant, elemental force, even the substance of dreams-in their different forms, ancestral guides helped to shape the Islands' first culture.
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Keeping Culture Afloat

Maui's winningest canoe club is borrowing lessons from the past to surge ahead.
Pele by Linda Rowell Stevens

In Praise of Wāhine

From the very beginning, Hawaiian culture has celebrated women’s power, passion and intellect. We dig into Hawaiian wāhine culture to learn more.
Hula o Na Keiki

Hula O Na Keiki

Two-dozen students, representing halau from Maui, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i Island and Japan, will compete at this year’s Hula O Na Keiki event.
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Lessons from the Past

What can the ancient Hawaiians teach us about preserving today's resources for tomorrow?
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Celebration of the Arts

Every Easter weekend, the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, goes all out with its Celebration of the Arts: a celebration of all things Hawaiian.
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Jumping Flea

'Ukulele entertainer and master teacher Walter Kawa'i'aea keeps the beat of Hawaiian music.
Kino Lau

Kino Lau

Hawaiian lore finds the spirit of the divine in the ordinary world.
Honokowai Valley

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.
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Healing Across Generations

Following the ancient practices of our ancestors has restored a missing piece—healing across generations.
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Hawaiian Moon Calendar

In its wax and wane, Hawaiians of old found the secrets to sustainable living.