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Today we know our language; we know our culture; we know our rights; and we know what is best for these islands.
The TMT protests are not about science or a telescope. It’s about the needs of Native Hawaiians being disregarded for 125 years.
It used to be that people would ask permission to take fruit from trees they had not cared for.
Sadly, Manhattan Project Beer Co. is only the latest in a string of companies that have wrongly taken cultural identity for their own profit.
What’s happening at Mauna Kea is a form of nation-building, and its value supersedes whatever the Thirty Meter Telescope could accomplish.
Long-held divisions are melting away. Hawaiians are healing, not only as individuals, but as a community.
Today, no one questions the wisdom of the effort to end the use of the island as a bombing range. In the future, we’ll feel the same about the TMT protesters.
It’s not humane to make the mentally ill and drug addicts suffer on the streets, and it’s not fair to allow their presence to endanger the rest of us.
The state’s removal of two structures on the mountain ignored traditional and customary rights laws.
The traditional making of Hawaiian salt used to occur across the islands. Now the last bastion in Hanapepe is threatened by activities at an adjacent airport.
The CEO of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs never really found the right administrator to back him up. Now the board of trustees must take advantage of the chance for a fresh start.