What defines art as Hawaiian? The answer may lie as deep as one’s DNA.
Celebrate May Day in Hawaii with a fresh flower lei. Here are step by step instructions on how to sew your lei.
Finding the science behind an ancient, indigenous practice.
A writer and a photographer explore the remains of the King's Trail on Maui, where dozens of archaeological sites spring up from the side of the trail.
Lomilomi has the potential to "heal a person's path backwards and forwards," says Jeana Naluai, owner of Ho'omana Spa.
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.
See all eleven kapa Pua Van Dorpe created to honor ancient Maui chiefs, and read their stories.
Maui and her sister islands are reviving one of the most important spiritual times of ancient Hawai‘i: Makahiki.
'Ukulele entertainer and master teacher Walter Kawa'i'aea keeps the beat of Hawaiian music.
Like the rest of us, Hawaiian mature, age and die. And there the similarity ends.
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.
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.
Virtually extinct for over a century, hale—traditional Hawaiian houses—are making a comeback with the new millennium.
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.
Purchase rare varieties of taro while supporting Maui Nui Botanical Gardens.
Magic happens when the Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce meets on the beach in Wailea.
On Maui's remote eastern shore, a long-hidden archeological treasure recalls the majesty of an ancient kingdom.
The Four Seasons in Wailea has a brilliant new art collection—“the first of its kind anywhere,”--courtesy of modern Hawaiian artists.
If Hawaiian kalo (taro) is in danger, is genetic modification the answer?
John Ka‘imikaua's Legacy Lives on through Moloka‘i's Homage to Hula
What can the ancient Hawaiians teach us about preserving today's resources for tomorrow?
Polynesians navigate Earth's largest ocean by celestial bodies and seabirds, winds and ocean swells.
Hawaiian pa'u riders carry on an exuberant tradition, bedecking both horse and rider with flowers and fine fabrics.
Maui's winningest canoe club is borrowing lessons from the past to surge ahead.
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.
Pua Van Dorpe has spent a lifetime pursuing her passion—reclaiming this ancient and lost Hawaiian art
Hawai'i's creation chant weaves together threads of ancient Hawaiian thought--heady science, deep spiritualism, and tantalizing innuendo.