Stephanie Nagata, director of the Office of Maunakea Management, gave her presentation at the first of four scheduled community meetings.
UH Hilo is working closely with UH System leadership to address Gov. Ige’s requests.
It is important that we base comments and judgments on facts.
The issues being discussed are very important to us all and I encourage each of you to listen, learn, and share your opinion in a respectful way.
The UH Board of Regents heard testimony about the management of Maunakea and the Maunakea Science Reserve.
The informational day was called to share cultural connections, examples of strategies for action taken from traditional Hawaiian stories and history, and the current history of astronomy on the mountain.
While respect and aloha were shown, testimony occasionally included direct criticism and pointed challenges to the BOR and UH.
Students gathered at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, April 6, to declare Kapu Aloha.