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.
Kumu hula and lei maker, Gordean Bailey has spent a lifetime sharing the culture of aloha.
Hawaiian lore finds the spirit of the divine in the ordinary world.
Hawai'i's creation chant weaves together threads of ancient Hawaiian thought--heady science, deep spiritualism, and tantalizing innuendo.
Maui and her sister islands are reviving one of the most important spiritual times of ancient Hawai‘i: Makahiki.
A historic site yields clues to Maui’s ancient culture
John Ka‘imikaua's Legacy Lives on through Moloka‘i's Homage to Hula
How Maui farmers are cultivating ancient wisdom to feed a population—and a hunger for culture.
Discovering culture through dance.
Teya Penniman explores the cultural significance and modern practices of Makahiki season in Hawaii. Learn about this sacred celebration in honor of Lono.
On Maui's remote eastern shore, a long-hidden archeological treasure recalls the majesty of an ancient kingdom.
This story straddles centuries to look at authentic Hawaiian clothing prior to Western contact, and how three young Hawaiian entrepreneurs are incorporating ancient meanings, patterns, and knowledge into their contemporary apparel.
The study of seaweed has enabled Hawaiian women—past and present—to sharpen their scientific eye, flavor bland meals, and exercise the art of metaphor.
A millennium before Haleakala became a national park, Hawaiians traversed its moonscape crater. On the park’s centennial, we reprise that journey.
Wood and cordage, tooth and bone are used to recreate the ancient Hawaiian instruments of war. A modern weapons maker finds connection to a culture.
By reviving ancient Hawaiian practices, modern conservationists hope to save the forests and the seas of the future.
Following the ancient practices of our ancestors has restored a missing piece—healing across generations.
The life of Kālaipōhaku Hoaka Delos Reyes has been shaped by the medium he shapes.
More than any other Polynesian people, Hawaiians excelled in the use of color, coaxing incredible hues from the natural world around them.
How did Hawaiians use the stars?
In its twenty-five years, Po‘okela has influenced the community beyond Kaanapali Beach Hotel.
Finding the science behind an ancient, indigenous practice.
In rural East Maui, two communities are taking a stand to conserve a weird wild food — and with it, a part of their culture.
Ancient Hawaiian mythology tells of the sacred shapeshifting dragons, or moo, which holds supernatural powers. Their presence is still felt by many.
Among Polynesians, the Hawaiians of old excelled in the making of kapa. Their distant daughters have begun to reclaim this once-lost ancient art.
How food is grown, prepared, and used is arguably as important in defining a culture as lineage, language and lore.
The magnificent kukui, the state tree of Hawai‘i, has brought food, medicine, and both actual and spiritual illumination to generations of Maui residents.
Children of Hawaii play traditional island games in the spirit of Makahiki. Ancient cultural competitions in connection with the festival and its meaning.