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Native Hawaiian leaders meet with Hawaii County mayor to discuss Thirty Meter Telescope issues

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Protesters attended a “Puu Huluhulu University” class meeting.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Officials from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs made a visit Friday to the kupuna at the base of Mauna Kea. Pictured are Davis Price, left, Dan Ahuna, Walter Ritte, Colette Machado, Loretta Ritte, Sylvia Hussey and Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu (kneeling).

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Kekuhi Keali‘ikanaka‘oleohaililani pounded her pahu (drum) during the kipaepae, an introduction ceremony, for officials from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs on Friday at Mauna Kea.

Native Hawaiian community leaders, including those from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, met Friday with Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim to discuss issues tied to the ongoing protest at the base of Hawaii’s tallest mountain. Read more

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