Mauna Kea Hui’s Rejoinder to OHA Announcement

Associates from the Mauna Kea Hui said on Friday evening that they were not welcomed to meet with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and different gatherings to examine the Thirty Meter Telescope venture prior in the day, in spite of an announcement from OHA expressing generally.

“To be distinct, the Mauna Kea Hui was not welcomed to this meeting [with OHA] until just yesterday and when OHA had discharged its Press Announcement guaranteeing that we would be participating,” the assembly said in an announcement.

On Thursday, OHA discharged an announcement saying that the association had “organized a meeting tomorrow [April 24] for delegates from the Representative’s office, the College of Hawaii, the Workplace of Mauna Kea Administration, the Mauna Kea Hui, the Mauna Kea ‘Ohana, and OHA to examine the thirty-meter telescope intended for Mauna Kea.”

Mauna Kea Hui reacted to OHA with the following:

“It is the position of the Hui that we will to maintain the wishes of our Kupuna, the individuals who preceded us, for example, Uncle Genesis Leeloy, Aunt Leina’ala Apiki McCord, Close relative Kamakahukilani Von Oelhoffen thus numerous more… in light of the fact that they are the ones who moved us to remain for Mauna Kea such a large number of years prior – their message was clear – that’s it – there should be no further improvement on Mauna Kea!”

As indicated by Mauna Kea Hui, the group arranges to keep on prosecuting in the courts. Moreover, Mauna Kea Hui say it will hold fast on the accompanying positions:

“The TMT development might be stopped and any new rents and/or subleases beforehand issued by BLNR permitting the TMT to be assembled and that are right now being tested must be renounced and/or cancelled until the end of time.

“The observatories working on Mauna Kea might pay equitable lease now and until the end of the general rent in 2033.

“No further improvement should be permitted in any capacity, shape, or structure and upon the decommissioning of observatories or the current general lease has finished there must be finished clean-up and rebuilding of the Mauna to its unique state and condition as the general lease requires. There might be no stones, soils, or different materials dislodged or expelled from the Mauna.

“We will consider working with State Authority to help discover answers for: the security of Mauna Kea waters and aquifers, clean-up, and rebuilding of the Mauna, to protect the “right-holders” (the individuals who the laws are composed to ensure, for example, Local Hawaiians and the Overall population) grab a chair at the table of choice making and finally we are resolved to help guarantee instructive open doors and trusts so that the offspring of Hawai`i are maintained and protected.”

 

Source: https://bigislandnow.com/2015/04/25/mauna-kea-hui-responds-to-oha-statement/

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