Mauna CALL TO CIVIL ASSERTIVE ACTION!!!!
“UH has no jurisdiction to make administrative rules (rules that would attempt to regulate Kanaka Maoli cultural access, practice and sacred sites) on Crown lands zoned “Conservation”. Nor do they have the authority or means to enforce these rules. #NoJurisdictiononMaunaKea” Mahalo to Healani Sonoda-Pale for this current call to action!
Should the University of Hawaii, after charges dropped for unconstitutional arrests on the Mauna, be trusted with proposing legislation? IDK why don’t you read the rules and decide to comment for yourself. IMO your participation is essential and needed. Mahalo!
RE: UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I Adoption of Chapter 20-26 Hawai‘i Administrative Rules
Link to rules: http://www.hawaii.edu/…/b…/adminrules/chapter26-proposed.pdf
Premeditated and highly coordinated attempts on the part of the State of Hawai`i to criminalize protest and customary and traditional gatherings on Mauna Kea. Proposed rules include no groups bigger than 10 without a permit, no cell phones, no pedestrians in roadways, and traditional and customary activities are permitted only in circumscribed ways, including that they must leave no trace (there seems to be a sustained analogy between traditional activities/objects and trash implicit in the rules).
I hope some of you will join me in making comments. Even a short sentence to the effect that state agencies should support rather than limit constitutional rights would be great. Comments may be submitted until Sept. 28 online at bit.ly/2PpxAhG, via email at email@example.com or in writing to the UH Government Relations Office, 2442 Campus Road, Administrative Services Building 1-101, Honolulu, HI 96822.