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Hawaiian Resistance to Mauna Kea Telescopes

Hawaiians have been resisting efforts to place telescopes in the summit of Mauna Kea, a sacred site. Below are some websites with more information about this resistance.

Short Video:
https://www.puuhuluhulu.com/learn/50-years-of-mismanaging-maunakea

Why Native Hawaiians are fighting to protect Maunakea from a telescope: The mountain is among the most sacred sites inHawaiian cosmology. By Trisha Kehaulani Watson-Sproat  Jul 24, 2019, 12:30pm EDT
https://www.vox.com/identities/2019/7/24/20706930/mauna-kea-hawaii

The Politics of Statehood in Hawai‘i and the Urgency of Non-Statist Decolonization BY J. KĒHAULANI KAUANUI ON SEPTEMBER 5, 2019
http://www.processhistory.org/kauanui-statehood-politics/?fbclid=IwAR07y2-MgWVdlRhrl2UxM558ozcaeuQNwRBBJoUPrOxOk1jaXmj8zmE5giI

Protecting Maunakea Is a Mission Grounded in Tradition: The womxn and nonbinary folx of Hawai’i are protecting this sacred space against police forces and governmental influences

Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua Sep 5
https://zora.medium.com/protecting-maunakea-is-a-mission-grounded-in-tradition-38a62df57086

Hundreds of Astronomers Denounce Arrest of Native Hawaiians Protesting Thirty Meter Telescope-Yessenia Funes

7/18/19 3:05PM
https://earther.gizmodo.com/hundreds-of-astronomers-denounce-arrest-of-native-hawai-1836497851?fbclid=IwAR0pNm56xy8MgTLqz7y9bvMjI2mjXk0SrAmd9hy4PllWs5iCzPZPQzJTpUQ

Why Everyone Should Support the Telescope Construction Blockade: The project is proceeding on faulty legal grounds, compelling concerned citizens to take the law into their own hands.
https://www.civilbeat.org/2015/04/why-everyone-should-support-the-telescope-construction-blockade/?fbclid=IwAR0QbMOaKR7ljQOQMOex-Af53gIJzWKZvt8al0X2AFqiT7LENQRdDWCqRg4

Protectors of Mauna Kea Are Fighting Colonialism, Not Science: While proposals to compromise might appear fair, protectors say, they dismiss the historical context in Hawaii of colonialism and the usurpation of Indigenous land that continues today. By Julianne Tveten
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/08/27/protectors-mauna-kea-are-fighting-colonialism-not-science

To amplify the messages of Kanaka Maoli protectors demonstrating their profound love of ‘āina (land), the University of Minnesota Press is sharing an article published in volume 4, issue 2 of Native American and Indigenous Studies. Written by Iokepa Salazar, assistant professor at the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity at Ithaca College. Salazar is currently working on a book manuscript on the TMT controversy.—JASON WEIDEMANN, Editorial Director, University of Minnesota Press

A FICTIVE KINSHIP: MAKING “MODERNITY,” “ANCIENT HAWAIIANS,” AND THE TELESCOPES ON MAUNA KEA
https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/images-1/other-images/a-fictive-kinship-making-modernity-ancient-hawaiians-and-the-telescopes-on-mauna-kea