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Hawaiian Culture

This Small Canoe Is Sailing Around The World To Deliver A Big Message

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 06.09.2016 | Green

A Polynesian crew navigated their wooden voyaging canoe some 23,000 miles to lower Manhattan using only the stars this week, as part of their goal to ...

This Hawaiian Dish Is Totally Having A Moment Right Now | Lynn Andriani | Posted 06.06.2016 | OWN

If you deconstructed a salmon sushi roll, carefully transferred it to a bowl and dressed it up with some soy-based dressing, you'd have a meal that (w...

This Powerful Hula Will Give You Major Goosebumps

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 04.12.2016 | Good News

In Hawaii, the Merrie Monarch festival -- an annual hula competition -- is on par with the Olympics. While its performances are always talked about wi...

Say Aloha to Hawaii's Culinary Delights

Rachel Wolfson | Posted 12.04.2016 | Hawaii
Rachel Wolfson

Somewhere over the rainbows and beautiful warm beaches of Hawaii, dreams really do come true for international foodies and wine connoisseurs. This is what I learned during a conversation I recently had with my friend and international travel influencer, Scott Eddy.

Know Place Like Home: Minding Your Mind

Greg Archer | Posted 10.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Archer

When the life you have been living no longer is the life you are designed to keep living, in essence, the jig is up. For me, it went down like this: "Greg, get out of your mind or go out of your mind."

What It Means To Be A 'Local Haole' In Hawaii

Civil Beat | Denby Fawcett | Posted 10.07.2015 | Hawaii

There has been much lively discussion in Honolulu Civil Beat recently on what it means to be “local.” Many participants in the conversation see...

Maoli: Is This Love!

Brad Puet | Posted 09.30.2016 | Entertainment
Brad Puet

Is This Love! An Interview with Glen Awong of Maoli I have had the honor of interviewing many island reggae artists from J Boog to The Green to Ekolu...

Protesters Bracing Themselves 'Mentally, Spiritually' For Battle Atop Hawaii Volcano

Posted 06.24.2015 | Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) -- A battle is poised to unfold on a sacred Hawaii mountain where plans call for construction of one of the world's largest telescopes. ...

Carla Herreria

This Graduate Stripped Down For All The Right Reasons | Carla Herreria | Posted 12.31.2014 | College

While Kalā Kaawa sat with his fellow graduates at the University of Hawaii's winter commencement ceremony earlier this month, he texted his mom in th...

The Gorgeous (And Pricey!) Shell Jewelry From Hawaii's 'Forbidden Island'

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 11.24.2014 | Style

The Hawaiian island of Ni'ihau is often called "The Forbidden Island." It sounds like something straight out of "Pirates of the Caribbean," but instea...

5 Vacations You Can Feel Good About Taking

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 05.19.2014 | Travel

Earth Day was nearly three weeks ago, and if it taught us anything, it's that our planet is incredibly, overwhelmingly, absolutely breathtaking. Its n...

OHA CEO Forces Standoff Over Sovereignty

Trisha Kehaulani Watson | Posted 07.14.2014 | Hawaii
Trisha Kehaulani Watson

Recent public volleys certainly reinforce suspicions that speculated conflict has been growing in the organization over the embattled and flattering nation-building effort.

A Touch of Aloha, A Pinch of Japan

George Heymont | Posted 07.06.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Most film festivals feature a selection of documentaries (some festivals are devoted entirely to documentary film). What I have always loved about San Francisco's Asian-American International Film Festival (CAAMFest 2014) is its inclusion of documentaries that focus on Hawaiian culture.

In Honor Of Lei Day, Everything You Never Knew About Leis

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 05.01.2015 | Travel

Turns out May Day is also Lei Day in Hawaii, which means all-day parties and mayoral awards ceremonies in the Aloha state eschew the stereotypical tou...

Life's Purpose Becomes Clear In Hawaii

Catherine Bauknight | Posted 03.30.2014 | Hawaii
Catherine Bauknight

`Ehu Kekahu Cardwell is one of those fortunate people who knows his life's work. He believes answers to unsolved problems in the world lie with indigenous cultures, and specifically Hawai`i's culture and people.

In Land We Trust: How You Can Help Save Hawaii

Jon Letman | Posted 03.16.2014 | Hawaii
Jon Letman

Hawaii is not the smallest state, but it certainly has the most clearly defined boundaries. Even on the Big Island of Hawaii, the vast sweep of upcoun...

With Eyes Wide Open: Nature's Healing Wisdom and Beauty

Joel and Michelle Levey | Posted 03.03.2014 | Hawaii
Joel and Michelle Levey

A gentle and welcome rain falls around us here at our Island home, rippling through our ponds, splashing on leaves, nourishing the orchards, bamboo gr...

A Transgender Teacher in Hawai'i Makes a Place for Every Student (VIDEO)

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

2013-10-21-Screenshot20131021at7.22.14PM.pngIn Kumu Hina's school, a young student who decides to wear both male and female leis at a school performance is not sent to the principal or the guidance counselor, nor are the other students derisive or hostile, much less violent.

Visit to Sacred Halawa Valley on Molokai

Sandra Thomas | Posted 06.25.2013 | Travel
Sandra Thomas

The tropical island had been previously described to me as an example of "old Hawaii," but those words hardly do Molokai justice. During my visit, the tiny island seemed alive with Hawaiian ancestors, legends and spirits of days long past.

Why Do Hawaiians Love Spam So Much?

Menuism | Posted 11.24.2012 | Taste

My dad grew up on Maui, and even though our family was raised in Virginia, we always kept SPAM® in the pantry.

Cultural Legacy of Hawaiians in Los Angeles Examined at Silver Lake Event

The Los Angeles Public Library | Posted 08.20.2012 | Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Public Library

Exploring the local history of Hawaiians for the first time is a groundbreaking addition to the Images of America historical series by Arcadia Publishing, Hawaiians in Los Angeles.

Waste not: From shark fins to the whole hog

Mindy Pennybacker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mindy Pennybacker

For our health and the planet's, we should eat more vegetables and less red meat. But as it turns out, swine are responsible, on average, for only about 1/5 the CO2 emissions of beef.