After nearly two decades in dry dock, the first oceangoing traditional voyaging canoe, Mo‘okiha o Pi‘ilani, embarked on its maiden voyage from Mala Wharf in Lahaina on July 11.
More than skin deep, traditional tattoos link modern Hawaiians to their ancestors.
A race of Polynesian seafarers in double-hulled canoes managed to carry with them food for the rest of their lives in Hawai‘i, along with their medicine, clothing, handicrafts, and the essence of their religion.
By reviving ancient Hawaiian practices, modern conservationists hope to save the forests and the seas of the future.
Kalo, a legendary plant, has deep roots in Hawaiian culture.
Virtually extinct for over a century, hale—traditional Hawaiian houses—are making a comeback with the new millennium.
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.
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.
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.
Maui and her sister islands are reviving one of the most important spiritual times of ancient Hawai‘i: Makahiki.
In its twenty-five years, Po‘okela has influenced the community beyond Kaanapali Beach Hotel.
An ancient art, as delicate as it is beautiful, has outlived the kings who once claimed it as their own.
Teya Penniman explores the cultural significance and modern practices of Makahiki season in Hawaii. Learn about this sacred celebration in honor of Lono.
John Ka‘imikaua's Legacy Lives on through Moloka‘i's Homage to Hula
On Maui's remote eastern shore, a long-hidden archeological treasure recalls the majesty of an ancient kingdom.
If Hawaiian kalo (taro) is in danger, is genetic modification the answer?
How Maui farmers are cultivating ancient wisdom to feed a population—and a hunger for culture.
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.
“As Hawaiians, our mo‘olelo [stories] are so important,” says Maelia. “With heirloom jewelry, the mo‘olelo live on in each piece.”
Dedicated volunteers are restoring the remains of a once-thriving Native Hawaiian village in Honokowai Valley—from the sticks to the stones.
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.
Maui's winningest canoe club is borrowing lessons from the past to surge ahead.
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.
In its wax and wane, Hawaiians of old found the secrets to sustainable living.
The Four Seasons in Wailea has a brilliant new art collection—“the first of its kind anywhere,”--courtesy of modern Hawaiian artists.
Polynesians navigate Earth's largest ocean by celestial bodies and seabirds, winds and ocean swells.