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.
The Office of Maunakea Management’s 2009 Comprehensive Management Plan, approved by the Board of Land and Natural Resources, is the state’s overarching management plan for Maunakea.
Mountains, along with their cultural roots in practice and inspiration, extends the central idea of “E Nihi Kahele: Maintaining a Kapu Aloha for Mauna Kea,” held at UH Hilo on April 9, 2015.
Later this week, we will join with Hawai‘i Community College to host a series of events designed to help us understand the varying perspectives and viewpoints about Maunakea (Mauna a Wākea)
The construction phase beginning on the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project on Maunakea on Hawaiʻi Island has prompted protests and media coverage.