One mauna, many perspectives: Native Hawaiians discuss spiritual, cultural connections to Maunakea

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Editor’s note: Today’s Tribune-Herald includes a special section celebrating 50 years of astronomy on Maunakea. In this article, the paper looks at different viewpoints in the Hawaiian community. ADVERTISING Editor’s note: Today’s Tribune-Herald includes a special section celebrating 50 years

One mauna, many perspectives: Native Hawaiians discuss spiritual, cultural connections to Maunakea

  • In the left photo, opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope stand at an ahu at Puu Huluhulu with Maunakea in the background. From left: William Freitas, Cindy Freitas, Kealoha Pisciotta, Mehana Kihoi and Ku Ching. In the right photo, Richard Ha, left, and Kalepa Baybayan, members of Perpetuating Unique Educational Opportunities, stand in front of Hokualaka'i, a Hawaiian double-hulled sailing canoe being built at Palikai in Hilo. (Photos: HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald)
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Editor’s note: Today’s Tribune-Herald includes a special section celebrating 50 years of astronomy on Maunakea. In this article, the paper looks at different viewpoints in the Hawaiian community.