Ho’oponopono NOT TMT Construction

Aloha kakou,
This is a kahea (call) for all friends of justice, peace, and the ‘aina to come in a spirit of kapu aloha to the Mauna Kea visitor’s center by dawn on Wednesday, June 24 to stand for the sacred temple in opposition to further desecration by construction of the TMT telescope.  There will be the opportunity for both legal and possible civil disobedience stands.  Those considering possible arrest should have a support person to drive you up and be available to pick you up at the Hilo police station.  Those arrested on April 2nd were transported to Hilo for processing and required to post $250 bail. People being arrested for the 2nd time will likely be required to post $1000 bail.  The important thing in coming to the mountain is to be pono yourself and treat everyone with aloha.  To stand for aloha aina  we must be pono ourselves and express aloha in all that we do and the way we treat one another, even those arresting us.
Mahalo for your solidarity.  Please pass the word and if you can’t come to the Mauna, try to stand in a public place (even for a few minutes) with a sign that says “We are Mauna Kea.  No TMT.”
Jim Albertini

Press release: Malu ‘Aina’s Jim Albertini calls for TMT and government parties to participate in Ho’oponopono and not attempt to resume construction.

Jim Albertini, president of Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action, calls on TMT to participate in Ho’oponopono and NOT attempt to resume construction on Mauna Kea.  Albertini said “for TMT to proceed with construction on Mauna Kea in light of the good faith effort made by Mauna Kea Protectors for Ho’oponopono shows a lack of good faith by TMT and disrespect for the Hawaiian cultural process of Ho’oponopono — to make right.  In short, TMT is inviting further arrests for Kapu Aloha prayerful action to protect Hawaii’s sacred temple — Mauna Kea.

TMT issued a press statement on Sat. June 20, 2015 about its intent to resume construction/desecration on Mauna Kea on Wednesday, June 24th.  TMT’s press release was issued two days after Hawaii District Court Judge Barbara Takase and Hawaii County prosecutor, Mitch Roth, both made statements supporting Mauna Kea protectors request for Ho’oponopono as an alternative to trial. A motion by 3 Mauna Kea Protectors was filed in District Court on May 28th and formally responded to by Judge Takase in court proceedings of other protectors on Thursday June 18th.  The motion was also supported by other Mauna Kea protectors joining the process.  A press release about this was issued by Na Koakumanuna  on 6/18/15.  (See below) 



For Immediate Release

Nā KOAKUAMAUNA Appear in Court for Third Time
Trial delayed until December 3rd while parties intiate Hoʻoponopono

The Koakuamauna AKA the Maunakea 31, call upon and invite the following individuals, who represent their respected parties, to participate in Hoʻoponopono: David Ige-Governor of the state of Hawaiʻi, Kekoa Kaluhiwa-Deputy of DLNR, David Lassner-President of the University of Hawaiʻi, Donald Strainey-Chancellor at UH Hilo, Stephanie Nagata of the Office of Mauna Kea Management, and Henry Yang-Chairman of TMT International Observatory, LLC.
Hoʻoponopono is a traditional Hawaiian process defined by Mary Kawena Pūkuʻi as, “setting to right; to make right; to correct, to restore and maintain good relationships…The specific family conference in which relationships were ‘set right’ through prayer, discussion, confession, repentance, and mutual restitution and forgiveness.”
In order to preserve the integrity of Hoʻoponopono and remain true to its intent and purpose, the Koakuamauna call for a complete halt to any further attempt by the TMT to resume construction upon sacred Mauna a Wākea until the complete process of Hoʻoponopono can be thoroughly vetted or either side decides that a Hoʻoponopono is unachievable.
“Hoʻoponopono is not a process of mediation or any type of negotiation. It is an honest and strict process and attempt of making right what is wrong,” says Kahoʻokahi Kanuha. It is a “committed process that requires knowledgeable and disciplined cultural practitioners to fairly preside over it,” added fellow protector Lākea Trask.
On May 28, 2015 three of the Koakuamauna, Jim Albertini, Ronald Fujiyoshi and Gary Oamilda, filed a written motion to “request the court for Ho’oponopono with all parties involved with the arrests as an alternative to proceeding to trial.” The motion was supported by both the prosecutors office as well as Judge Barbara Takase.
On June 18, 2015, 20 of the remaining 21 wrongfully arrested on Mauna a Wākea on April 2, 2015 appeared in court in Waimea for what was for many, their third appearance. Judge Takase presided over the cases and offered every defendant the option to waive their right to a speedy trial and partake in Hoʻoponopono outside of the courts. All but two Koakuamauna, who chose instead to continue straight to trial, agreed to the process.
Trask believes that even the courts recognize that a guilty or not guilty verdict would not get to the heart of the issue between the protectors and the TMT. “It is our sincere hope that all parties involved will see the value in Ho‘oponopono and make the concerted effort to resolve this issue in the most culturally and morally appropriate way.”
Koakuamauna and all parties involved have until August 6 to file with the courts the parameters of the proposed Hoʻoponopono. If the wrongs committed upon Mauna a Wākea and to its protectors cannot be made right, trials for each arrestee will recommence on Decemeber 3, 2015.
Kū Kia‘i Mauna!


For more information, please contact:
Kahoʻokahi Kanuha – (808)936-4249kahookahi@gmail.com

Lākea Trask – (808)896-4882koakuamauna@gmail.com


Big Island Video news interview with Hawaii County Prosecutor Mitch Roth on his support for Ho’oponopono

Motion for Ho’oponopono attached

James Albertini

Ronald Fyjiyoshi

Gary Oamilda

P.O. Box 489

Kurtistown, Hawaii 96760

Tel. No. (808) 966-7622

Email: ja@malu-aina.org

pro se Defendants






Plaintiff ) April 2, 2015 arrests on Mauna Kea

vs. )






Defendants )



Defendants James V. Albertini, Ronald Fujiyoshi, and Gary Oamilda, all pro se defendants, hereby

request the court for Ho’oponopono with all parties involved with the arrest as an alternative to

proceeding to trial. Parties to include, Hawaii County Police Captain Richard Sherlock, Mayor Billy

Kenoi, TMT representatives, University of Hawaii representatives, Governor David Ige,

Our contention is that we should not have been arrested on the charge of obstruction. We were there as

part of a spiritual gathering to stop the desecration of the Hawaiian Sacred Temple – Mauna Kea by the

construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Mauna Kea.

Dated: Hilo, Hawaii May 28, 2015

By: ________________________

James V. Albertini, Pro se


Ronald Fujiyoshi. Pro se


Gary Oamilda, Pro se