Testimony in opposition to UH Nov. 2019 proposed Management rules on Mauna Kea

Aloha kakou,

A Board of Regents hearing on proposed Management Rules for Mauna Kea is set for Wed. Nov. 6, 2019 at UH Hilo Theater starting at 9:45 AM  Written testimony must be submitted by Tuesday, Nov. 5th at 9:45 AM .  Send to bor.testimony@hawaii.edu.  For more information see a KAHEA post here  https://org.salsalabs.com/o/2699/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=23844

Below is my written tesstimony.  Mahalo. Jim Albertini

Aloha UH President David Lassner and Board of Regent members,

Below is a short  statement on why Mauna Kea is so sacred to Hawaiians by Kealoha Pisciotta.  I stand in solidarity with Kealoha and other Native Hawaiian

cultural practitioners.

I stand in opposition to the latest proposed  UH Management rules for Mauna Kea. 

Rules for managing Hawaii’s most sacred temple, Mauna Kea, should be made by Kanaka Maoli/Native Hawaiian Cultural practitioners,

not the University Board of Regents and State of Hawaii officials. 

President Lassner and Board of Regents — Get back to doing the work of education and stop desecrating Hawaii’s most sacred temple. You have done enough damage.

Mahalo and aloha,

Jim Albertini

Jim Albertini Malu ‘Aina Center For Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box 489 Ola’a (Kurtistown) Hawai’i 96760 Phone 808-966-7622 Email ja@malu-aina.org Visit us on the web at www.malu-aina.org

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