““Native Hawaiian traditional and cultural practices are protected under the constitution under Article XII, Section VII and cannot be regulated out of existence,” said Robert G. Klein, OHA board attorney and former Hawaiʻi supreme court justice . . .
On Sept. 10, 2015, on the day following the arrests and OHA’s visit to Mauna Kea, trustees voted unanimously to create an ad hoc committee on Mauna Kea. The committee will be chaired by Kauaʻi and Niʻihau Trustee Dan Ahuna and Ka Pouhana Kamanaʻopono Crabbe will serve as vice chair.
“By creating this committee, I hope that we will be on a pathway to action and results,” said OHA Chair Robert Lindsey…”
WHAT CAN YOU DO?:
I would suggest testimony be sent in from everyone, from all over the world, ESPECIALLY OHA beneficiaries, those kanaka in and outside of Hawaiʻi, and Hawaiʻi residents in and outside of Hawaiʻi. Make your voice heard.
Notice: Persons wishing to provide testimony are requested to submit 13 copies of their testimony to the OHA Chief Executive Officer through MAIL:
560 N. Nimitz Suite 200
Honolulu. HI, 96817
or FAX to 594-1868,
or EMAIL BOTmeetings@OHA.org
48 hours prior to the scheduled meeting Persons wishing to testify ORALLY may do so at the meeting provided that oral testimony shall be limited to five minutes.
For more information on Public Oral Testimony Click:
Public testimony procedures clarified for meetings of the OHA Board of Trustees