PETITIONERS’ RESPONSE TO UNIVERSITY

Sacred Mauna Kea

Mauna Kea Anaina Hou: Kealoha Pisciotta, Paul Neves, Ku Ching, Deborah Ward, Pua Case, EK Flores, and Kahea: The Hawaiian Environmental Alliance (Source Teresa Keohunani Taber)
[Sacred Mauna Kea Hui believes the University of Hawaii has acted in a less-then honest manner. As Kamahana Kealoha wrote in UH Manoa’s Ka Leo newspaper:

”A university that claims to be a “Hawaiian place of learning” cannot at the same time be the agent of the erasure of Hawaiian culture.

However, as the for­-profit facilitator of the Thirty­ Meter ­Telescope (TMT) and all other telescopes on Mauna Kea, the University of Hawai‘i is doing this.

As the leaseholder for the Mauna Kea Science Reserve, UH is responsible for removing the “sacred landscape,” ­1,728,000 cubic feet of ground, from a summit home to nearly 200 cultural sites and the resting place of Hawaiian chiefs.””

Sacred Mauna Kea Hui (SMKH) is blessed to bring…

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