They’re believed to be the ancient race of Hawai‘i. On a quest to trace their mythological origins, a writer sets out to uncover every hidden nook and cranny of their history.
In one of hula’s most athletic and ancient dances, the men of Ke Kai O Kahiki excavate the fundamentals of the form’s multi-layered tradition.
More than a decade ago, Hawai‘i became the first state in the nation to give mothers the right to take home their placentas after childbirth. This has helped revitalize indigenous birthing rights and traditions and enabled holistic maternity practices on the islands.