Li hing mui is a favorite Hawaii snack. Lehia shares her top 10 ways to eat this salty sweet treat.
There’s a saying in English that you can’t choose your family. But with an ancient and enduring Hawaiian tradition called hānai, sometimes you can.
A revolution is happening in Island schools, as Hawaiian-immersion students find the keys to unlock their culture.
Ancient Hawaiian mythology tells of the sacred shapeshifting dragons, or moo, which holds supernatural powers. Their presence is still felt by many.
A millennium before Haleakala became a national park, Hawaiians traversed its moonscape crater. On the park’s centennial, we reprise that journey.
Finding the science behind an ancient, indigenous practice.
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.
The culture of ancient Hawaiʻi was deeply rooted in nature. It still is—thanks to places like Maui Nui Botanical Gardens.
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.
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.
In the plaited leaves of the pandanus tree, a lauhala master passes along an ancient tradition.
Among Polynesians, the Hawaiians of old excelled in the making of kapa. Their distant daughters have begun to reclaim this once-lost ancient art.
Hawaiian lore finds the spirit of the divine in the ordinary world.
You and I are older than the stones along the Puna shoreline. These stones started just a few years ago as gobs of lava from Pele’s current eruption, gobs that dripped into the sea only to be tumbled and polished then lobbed back onto the shore.
How food is grown, prepared, and used is arguably as important in defining a culture as lineage, language and lore.
Like the rest of us, Hawaiian mature, age and die. And there the similarity ends.
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.
Kalo, a legendary plant, has deep roots in Hawaiian culture.
In rural East Maui, two communities are taking a stand to conserve a weird wild food — and with it, a part of their culture.
Kumu hula and lei maker, Gordean Bailey has spent a lifetime sharing the culture of aloha.
In Hawaiian, we do not ask, What is your name? We ask, Who is your name? We truly believe it breathes and it has a life.
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.
Discovering culture through dance.
Through their portraits, handprints and signatures, Jordan Murph is helping native Hawaiians create an indelible legacy.
In its wax and wane, Hawaiians of old found the secrets to sustainable living.
Celebrate May Day in Hawaii with a fresh flower lei. Here are step by step instructions on how to sew your lei.
Maui's winningest canoe club is borrowing lessons from the past to surge ahead.