Why Native Hawaiians Protesting Giant Telescope on Mauna Kea Aren’t Going Anywhere | NBC Left Field - lanikai-beach.net

The Hawaii Island’s Mauna Kea mountain, the most sacred site to Native Hawaiians, is also a prized location to the astronomy community as a home to many powerful observatories. This summer, a community of resistance called Pu’uhonua o Pu’uhuluhulu formed on the access road that leads to the summit of Mauna Kea, where Native Hawaiian […]

“If Not Now, When Will We Stand?” Native Hawaiians Fight Construction of Telescope on Mauna Kea - lanikai-beach.net

A historic indigenous resistance is unfolding on the Big Island of Hawaii, where thousands have descended on Mauna Kea, a sacred Native site, to defend it from the construction of a $1.4 billion telescope. Scientists say the Thirty Meter Telescope will help them peer into the deepest corners of space, but indigenous resisters say the […]

Native Hawaiians block construction of telescope on Mauna Kea - lanikai-beach.net

Native Hawaiians call this dormant volcano Mauna Kea, and many consider it sacred. Only high-ranking chiefs and priests are allowed to climb it. Now, Native Hawaiian protesters are blocking the construction of a billion-dollar telescope, on this sacred land. But, the state’s governor has signed an emergency proclamation granting police the power to clear the […]