Hawaii: The Power of Tradition

The sacred is everywhere—from the ocean to the land to the very breath of every Hawaiian—the ha, breath of life, shared when even strangers touch foreheads and inhale deeply.

This 1000 year old culture has been eroding since first contact with Europeans in 1779. Now there is a surge of pride and protection of traditional ways inspired by everyday heros of hula, traditional farming, language and of course, the sacred.   (National Geographic)