To this day, it is a civilization marked by ingenuity and resourcefulness
It is a culture celebrated internationally for its artistry and sophistication. But the original Hawaiians also had a structured society and complex agricultural methods that were the precursor of 21st century concepts of self-sufficiency and environmental sustainability.
It has always been a mid-ocean crossroads for exploration of the Pacific Rim
So not surprisingly, Hawaii has become home to many different ethnic groups who have contributed to a “local” culture. In the last 200 years in particular, each new ethnic group has added elements of its own to local life. Today, a “Native Hawaiian” can be defined as “any individual who is a descendant of the aboriginal people who, prior to 1778, occupied and exercised sovereignty in the area that now constitutes the State of Hawai‘i.”
However, Native Hawaiians are so much more
They define themselves by their relationships with each other, their ancestors and their land. Everyone has a kuleana, (responsibility) to use his or her talents to the benefit of the entire ‘ohana (family). Built upon the foundation of the ‘ohana, Hawaiian culture ensures the health of the community as a whole.
The Ancient Hawaiians were among the first to understand that it takes a village to raise a child.
While Hawaiians have a strong sense of ohana – that is those related by blood or a common cause – their caring and compassion, plus their famous aloha spirit extends even further and represents a bright spot in a world of strife.
Fire Knife Dance Performance
Every Wednesday from 6pm-8pm at The Point – Sunset & Pool Bar. The mesmerizing and dangerous display will have you on the edge of your seat and your jaw dropping.
Pohaku Board Carving Workshops
Pi’i Mai Kanalu (Catch the wave)
$1,500 per person (Does not include room)
To register, please e-mail inquiries to Tom Pohaku Stone at: email@example.com
Ukulele & Shell Hula Lessons with Tutu Janet
Learn how to play Hawaiian's favorite instrument, the ukulele with Tutu Janet!
When: Tuesday and Fridays in the Lobby – starting at 9am
Cost: Free for Resort Guests
Contact the GUIDEPOST by email or by dialing 1.866.475.2569 for more information.