I have not been posting anything regarding the Mauna Kea situation, but basically, the state and committees have pushed through this affair for the last several months, and the TMT corporation was eventually given the okay to begin construction on the telescope. Today was supposed to be a day when equipment was moved up the Mauna. Apparently the protectors are coming out and holding their line. Here are a couple updates.
[From Diresha] Latest news from Lori Halemano @ We are Mauna Kea… The Sheriff excused the 8 kiaʻi that chained themselves to the cattle grate. Said we’ll see you tomorrow. The kupuna line held vigil since 3am this morning. The sherrifs refused to arrest us. No machines went up the mauna today. Itʻs a big win for Mauna Kea today. Tomorrow is another day. Weʻre here for the long haul. #onedayatatime #kukiaimauna – Aunty Noe Noe Wong-Wilson
So grateful!! Mahalo to the Kūpuna who held the line and all of the Protectors there!!
[From Lori Helemano] Our kūpuna on the frontline, at the base of Mauna Kea. These brave elders are willing to put their lives on the line, to protect the younger and future generations…for the love of our land, our culture, our people. I have never been more proud to be a Hawaiian!
Please lift them up in prayers of protection.
Ua mau ke ea i ka ‘āina i ka pono o Hawai’i [The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.]
As many know, I am very much opposed to any more telescope construction on Mauna Kea. It is a very sacred space, particularly for Hawaiians who have grown up here and known the Mauna as part of their family.
In doing my own work on the Mauna, it has become clear that it should be there, not to be used as a platform for technology, but as a home for sacred practice and connection with the Higher Cosmos.
Suggest for all those who feel the calling, to send a blessing to all protectors and hold the Sacredness of Mauna Kea in the Light.