Pua Van Dorpe has spent a lifetime pursuing her passion—reclaiming this ancient and lost Hawaiian art
See what happens when ancient Hawaiian culture meets modern art techniques at Maui's annual Celebration of Hawaii exhibit at Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao.
Like the rest of us, Hawaiian mature, age and die. And there the similarity ends.
The culture of ancient Hawaiʻi was deeply rooted in nature. It still is—thanks to places like Maui Nui Botanical Gardens.
From tiny shells that wash ashore on this forbidden island come priceless treasures.
Ancient Hawaiian Chanters used the unique sounds of the Alala, Hawaiian crow, to broadcast messages in battle. Currently they are extinct in the wild.
'Ukulele entertainer and master teacher Walter Kawa'i'aea keeps the beat of Hawaiian music.
A revolution is happening in Island schools, as Hawaiian-immersion students find the keys to unlock their culture.
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.
Through their portraits, handprints and signatures, Jordan Murph is helping native Hawaiians create an indelible legacy.
In its twenty-five years, Po‘okela has influenced the community beyond Kaanapali Beach Hotel.
How could we dedicate an issue to all things hot about Hawai‘i and not include Pele? The volcano goddess is as renowned for her fiery passions as for the molten lava with which she creates new land.
Hawaiian culture evolved over millennia, then almost disappeared after Western contact. Maui's cultural advisors are committed to bringing it back.
Discover how the nonprofit Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is planting the seeds of today and working to preserve Hawaiian culture for the future.
What can the ancient Hawaiians teach us about preserving today's resources for tomorrow?
The annual East Maui Taro Festival in Hana is the perfect opportunity to learn about—and taste—this delicacy.
Hawaiian lore finds the spirit of the divine in the ordinary world.
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.
Get the translation of Hawai'i Pono'i.
More than skin deep, traditional tattoos link modern Hawaiians to their ancestors.
Watch as we transform a piece of monkey pod into a papa kuʻiʻai (poi board) during this workshop on Maui, hosted by the Hawaiʻi Farmers Union United.
By reviving ancient Hawaiian practices, modern conservationists hope to save the forests and the seas of the future.
Among Polynesians, the Hawaiians of old excelled in the making of kapa. Their distant daughters have begun to reclaim this once-lost ancient art.
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.
How food is grown, prepared, and used is arguably as important in defining a culture as lineage, language and lore.
What defines art as Hawaiian? The answer may lie as deep as one’s DNA.
Polynesians navigate Earth's largest ocean by celestial bodies and seabirds, winds and ocean swells.