Mauna Kea in the News

December 8, 2019


SANTA CRUZ:  On stage, Valentin Lopez, chairman of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, sported a lei of yellow flowers and a yellow and red kihei — a tra...

July 19, 2019

 A group of respected kupuna (Hawaiian elders) has been holding down a sacred roadblock on Mauna Kea since the date of announced construction (July 15).  On July 17, 33 were arrested.  Unable to tolerate the sight of their kupuna, many in poor health, being carried awa...

July 12, 2019

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It’s about science, religion, the state, indigenous wisdom, the law, colonialism, and our environment yet it is about so much more. The embattled Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on the Big Island of Hawaii has brought forth some very important que...

June 22, 2019

""There was a lovely, friendly atmosphere throughout, the sun shone and the dawn was greeted with loud cheers."  This is the scene described at the renowned English known as Stonehenge, as people gathered by the thousands to celebrate the Summer Solstice, as is done at...

June 3, 2019

Kahu o Terangi, star knowledge keeper from Aotearoa, passed on to guide us from the land of ʻAumakua.   He taught and mentored many Mauna Kea cultural practitioners, and confirmed the teachings of our ancestors with the teachings in the Land of the Long White Cloud....

UCLA - Activists said they think students should pressure the University of California to divest from the construction of a 30-meter telescope on a sacred Hawaiian site.

The Pacific Islands’ Student Association organized a town hall and teach-in Monday where students sp...

February 1, 2019

San Francisco Bay Area:  As the State of Hawaii builds up for extensive arrests of Hawaiian kiaʻi, or Protectors, who are expected to oppose construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Hawaiʻi’s tallest mountain, Mauna Kea, its defenders are bringing the mounta...

December 7, 2018

Group of UH students and faculty affirmed opposition to Thirty Meter Telescope

More than 200 students, faculty and staff from various Oʻahu-based University of Hawaiʻi campuses, and their supporters, affirmed their commitment to protect Maunakea and their opposition to...

Born Was the Mountain

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