Kapu Aloha Meaning an Indigenous priority: Dr. Manulani Aluli Meyer

The subjective reality of what Maunakea has helped us experience is to learn about ourselves through conflict…

Our beloved lands/ocean/waterways have always loved us.

The love we hold for land thus inspires and extends compassion for others as practiced in the Kapu Aloha…

Kapu in this idea is synonymous with reverence for the purpose and function of Aloha/Life…

Aloha as our true intelligence is about loving…

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We are STILL HERE. WE WILL ALWAYS BE HERE

Kamahana Kealoha said a university that claims to be a Hawaiian place of learning can’t also be the “agent of erasure” of the Hawaiian culture.

“However, as the for-profit facilitator of the Thirty Meter Telescope, this TMT, and all other telescopes on Mauna Kea, the University of Hawaii, you folks, are doing this,” he said. “So you got to do one thing or the other…

Either you’re committing ethnocide against our people or you’re a Hawaiian place of learning.”

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