June 5, 2009
Craig Foltz, Ph.D
ATST Program Manager
National Science Foundation
Division of Astronomical Sciences
4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 1045
Arlington VA, 22230 Finish Reading: Kilakila Testimony
PUKALANI – For nearly a decade, the “line in the lava” – as Kahu Charles Kauluwehi Maxwell Sr. put it
recently – has been clearly delineated over the National Science Foundation’s proposed 143-foot-tall solar telescope near the summit of Haleakala.
Native cultural preservationists and Haleakala purists oppose the $161 million Advanced Technology Solar Telescope as sacrilegious, unnecessary and flat-out insensitive and ugly. Finish Reading: ‘House of the Sun’ getting crowded
Maui News May 21, 2009
Emerson Earl considers small roadside shrines “trash” (Letters, April 14) but declaims that a 20 story concrete eyesore on top of Haleakala is “appropriate” (Letters, May 17). He goes on to spout a lot of grandiose but meaningless words about the proposed telescope.
I don’t have a strong opinion on the telescope. But then, I am not Hawaiian. I listen to Hawaiian friends and relatives when they tell me that this is a desecration and culturally inappropriate. Only a very ungracious guest of Maui would ignore their words and trample our hosts’ sacred place. Finish Reading: Haleakala Solar Telescope Desecration
‘The law of Aloha is in the land.’ Kealoha Pisciotta
Respect for Kanaka Maoli Spiritual Practices
Panelists explained that from a kanaka maoli perspective, the summit of Haleakala is considered ‘wao akua,’or the realm of the gods. The very lands of Haleakala are seen by many as the kinolau (physical manifestation) of the sacred goddess Pele, a place that should be regarded as a temple. Finish Reading: Panelists Discuss the Clash of Cultures and Land Ownership on Hawaii’s Sacred Peaks
The Sacred House of the Sun
Hawaiian Protocol for Sacred Places
E Ui No Ka ‘Ae
E Mahalo Aku
E Komo Me Ka Hōano
Enter With Reverence,
I ka hele aku, e ho’oma’amau I ka wahi!
When you leave, return it as you found it!
Finish Reading: Sierra Club Comments
Maui Cultural Lands, Inc.
1087-A Pookela Road
Makawao, Hi 96568
It is with great concern that many of us Kanaka Maoli are compelled to give testimony against a project that is so destructive to the well being of the Hawaiian culture and its sacred sites. The building of the solar telescope needs to be addressed at four levels: legal, physical, political, and cultural. Finish Reading: Maui Cultural Lands Testimony
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI`I AT MANOA
December 9, 2006
RE:0755 Finish Reading: UH Comments