10/20/2016 Kamahana: Contested Case Hearing #1

The struggle continues….

Sacred Mauna Kea

Kamahana Kealoha makes evident the non-user friendly system. According to the intent of the statutes that define Contested Case hearings in Hawaii one is not supposed to need a lawyer to navigate the system. No resources and no assistance is given to any of the “pro se” parties representing themselves. Non-profit law firms for Native Hawaiian parties needing representation and non-profit environmental law firms both, according to law, are unable to offer their services because of these stipulations leaving the pro se parties at the mercy of a 1.4 billion dollar corporate development and its law team exceeding 12 lawyers or more lawyers.

Nevertheless Kamahana attempts to make his objections known and his inability to support motions made by other parties. The Hearing Officers advice is to “wait and see” after informing Kamahana that she is going in a certain order and that when his “turn” comes up he may…

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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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