‘Mauna March’

  • Bill Buley / The Garden Island

    Scenes from the “Mauna March” held in Lihue on the Island of Kauai.

  • Bill Buley / The Garden Island

    Scenes from the “Mauna March” held in Lihue on the Island of Kauai.

  • Bill Buley / The Garden Island

    Scenes from the “Mauna March” held in Lihue on the Island of Kauai.

  • Bill Buley / The Garden Island

    Scenes from the “Mauna March” held in Lihue on the Island of Kauai.

  • Bill Buley / The Garden Island

    Scenes from the “Mauna March” held in Lihue on the Island of Kauai.

  • Bill Buley / The Garden Island

    Scenes from the “Mauna March” held in Lihue on the Island of Kauai.

  • Bill Buley / The Garden Island

    Scenes from the “Mauna March” held in Lihue on the Island of Kauai.

  • Bill Buley / The Garden Island

    Scenes from the “Mauna March” held in Lihue on the Island of Kauai.

  • Bill Buley / The Garden Island

    Scenes from the “Mauna March” held in Lihue on the Island of Kauai.

  • Bill Buley / The Garden Island

    Scenes from the “Mauna March” held in Lihue on the Island of Kauai.

  • Bill Buley / The Garden Island

    Scenes from the “Mauna March” held in Lihue on the Island of Kauai.

LIHUE — The “Mauna March” brought out a crowd of about 2,500 Sunday afternoon to show support for protesters on Mauna Kea on the Big Island. Here are some pictures from the march, that went from Vidinha Stadium to the Historic County Building. Look for more coverage in Monday’s TGI and at thegardenisland.com

6 Comments
  1. vicky July 28, 2019 5:35 pm Reply

    WHEN IS THE LAST TIME ANY OF YOU VISITED MAUNA KEA?
    YOU GUYS MAKE LIKE THIS IS NEW! AND YOU MAKE LIKE TMT WILL STOP THE LOCALS TO VISIT! HELLO YOU STILL CAN GO UP TO THE MOUNTAIN! AND THE TGI YOU TYPED THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE SHOWED UP FOR THE MARCH. WHAT IS 2,5,00?? OMG GET EDUCATED PEOPLE


  2. Stephanie M Tombrello July 28, 2019 11:05 pm Reply

    TMT was conceived not only to provide knowledge worldwide but also to provide opportunity for the young people of Hawaii who want to bring their talents to the world. My late husband and I never forgot the student, speaking at a university gathering, who stated sadly that if he wanted to pursue his life dream, he would have to leave the islands where he was born and raised and to which he had a deep attachment. We, too, love the islands. And be aware that before the project got so far along, consultations with those who said they represented various parts of the community were consulted. Other locations want TMT.


  3. tarissa alexdander July 29, 2019 7:07 am Reply

    over 400 PHD students from the mainland and around the world have submitted a letter opposing the treatment of Native Hawaiian Kia’i on the mountain . Many are astronomers. The argument that Native Hawaiians are “trying to stop science”, and are “anti-science” is just plain ridiculous. The very fact that other Astronomers from around the world, the very people who would benefit most from this project are standing with the protectors, shows just how ignorant your statements are. The letter, and the entire list of PHD scientists who signed it, appeared in a big island newspaper. You can view it for yourself.

    I was unaware that another suitable sight was available for the project in the Canary islands until just recently. As far as taking opportunities away from UH students, the majority of the UH student body stands with the Kia’i, as the head of the student government has issued its letter supporting the Kia’i.
    The reason why people leave, and their aren’t good opportunities, is that even after getting an education here, local people do not get hired for the best jobs. Those go to people from the mainland
    .
    An issue that many students at UH and other educational institutions have complained about. UH is graduating masters degrees and PHD’s with Kanaka blood, but the jobs of teaching are going to others from the mainland.

    Thi8nk about that carefully. UH has many areas of study and lots of opportunities. If the very astronomers and scientists who would benefit from this project are standing with the Kia’i, then I think you should change your facts. The culture of this people is based on science, explained through chants, mele, and mo’olelo.

    Further, the entire tourist engine in this state, runs on the premise of the host culture. Without it, this state would fall apart because it has not diversified. What if Hawaiians refused to share knowledge or refused to do the culture for money, or work for any tourist companies? Do you think people from the Phillipines, the mainland and Marshal islands can replace Hawaiians in the industry? I know for a fact many people think they can, and that Hawaiians are no longer needed. Guess what, those people stand with the Kanaka. So now what? Air outta your sails, that’s what.

    But what if the culture was “copywriten”, and they imposed copy write law on every single person who uttered the word “aloha?”.

    Think about that carefully. because no Hawaiians no aloha.

    It is time for Native Hawaiians to stand up and be counted, and for those who make money off of the backs of this culture to finally acknowledge that, and stop exploiting it.


  4. mysterysister July 29, 2019 7:20 am Reply

    I fully support the people


  5. doug@kauaitourguy.com July 29, 2019 7:21 am Reply

    Good job photographer and tgi of trying to make the March look bigger than it really was.


  6. Kauaidoug July 29, 2019 7:23 am Reply

    Take 5 minutes and send Gov Ige your opinion.


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