Signal Boosting–Protect Sacred Mauna Kea

7/17/19 Update: People are no longer chained to the cattle guard, but many kupuna (elders) are now being arrested. Some are in wheelchairs.


 

67164068_273348043532117_8470085410800795648_oKia’i–Protectors–have literally chained themselves to a cattle guard in the Mauna Kea access road, and are blocking it, to prevent further desecration of the sacred mountain of Mauna Kea. The Big Island News video (link below) shows commentary by professor Kaleikoa Kaʻeo and Walter Ritte, both well known activists and cultural practitioners, as they are chained to the cattle guard. They are still there, last I heard.

VIDEO: TMT Opponents Chained To Cattle Guard On Mauna Kea Road

Want some backround? Watch Mauna Kea: Temple Under Siege, a stunning documentary in full and for free. This tells the story of an earlier struggle to protect Mauna Kea from desecration. Many of the same people are still involved, though some have passed on. And younger activists are coming up all the time.

So for the record, I don’t just hang out with Loki and other Norse and Celtic deities, I also stand (in awe) with Poliahu and her people in this struggle, and have since the mid-2000s.

#KuKiaiMauna #SacredMaunaKea #AoleTMT

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Artist: Laulani Teale. Used with permission in the context of support for the Kia’i.
Photo on 7-17-19 at 1.22 PM
Showing support from Lake County, CA. One of my activist friends on O’ahu suggests that people make signs, take photos, post them on social media, and note location to show widespread internatinal support.

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