Join Hawane Rios, Ruth Aloua and Lanakila Mangauil, Native Hawaiian cultural practitioners, and Doug Simons, Executive Director of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, for special presentations at the Honoka’a People’s theater, entitled "Perspectives on the Future of Maunakea" on Friday, April 24th at 6pm.
With the contention surrounding last year's TMT ground breaking ceremony and current construction, future observatory deconstruction plans, and a new master lease under consideration for the summit of Maunakea, this unique and sacred site is at an incredible intersection of visions, beliefs, and frontiers. The presentations explore many of the facets of Maunakea, where earth meets sky in the Hawaiian archipelago, ranging from its cultural and religious importance to the phenomenal discoveries made through observations from the Maunakea observatories. Can a lasting and widely accepted vision for the future of Maunakea emerge from these disparate views? The answer isn’t etched in the sky or echo from the past, but is ultimately found within ourselves.
The presentations will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience. The presentations are free of charge.
Please note that the original announcements for this event included Kahookahi Kanuha, Kealoha Pisciotta, who could not be present due to the rapidly evolving situation. Mahalo to Hawane Rios, Ruth Aloua for stepping in and to Lanakila for joining by skype literally as he walked out of a meeting with state officials.