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Jason Momoa visits TMT protesters at Mauna Kea

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Video by Cindy Ellen Russell / crussell@staradvertiser.com
"Aquaman" actor Jason Momoa visited Thirty Meter Telescope protesters Wednesday on Mauna Kea. Visit www.staradvertiser.com/tmt for the latest coverage.
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Actor Jason Momoa embraced Pualani Kanaka'ole Kanahele in the kupuna (elders) tent on Mauna Kea Access Road during a formal protocol held on Wednesday. The actor has been actively showing his support for the Native Hawaiians, who have been opposing the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope, through his social media and presence at Mauna Kea. Also pictured (L-R) is Walter Ritte, Noenoe Wong-Wilson and Hokulani Holt.
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Actor Jason Momoa greeted Eric Kaleolani Keawe while visiting kupuna (elders) at Mauna Kea Access Road on Wednesday.
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Actor Jason Momoa helped his family exit from the kupuna (elders) tent on Mauna Kea Access Road after formal protocol on Wednesday.
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Actor Jason Momoa held the hand of his nephew, Makali'i Kaneholani, as he crossed Daniel K. Inouye Highway after a visit with kupuna (elders) on Mauna Kea Access Road on Wednesday.
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Actor Jason Momoa crossed Daniel K. Inouye Highway with his ohana (family) and friends after visiting kupuna (elders) on Wednesday.
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Hawaiian activist Kahoʻokahi Kanuha (C) held a press conference, with actor Jason Momoa standing in support behind him, at Mauna Kea Access Road on Wednesday. Also pictured in the front row are (l-r) Leilani Lindsey-Kaapuni, Pua Case, Kaleikoa Kaeo, Kahoʻokahi Kanuha, Kekeikiinamakaho'olili DeMello, Paul Neves and Noenoe Wong Wilson.
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Actor Jason Momoa (C) stood by with his family during a formal protocol to meet with kupuna (elders) on Mauna Kea Access Road on Wednesday.
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Actor Jason Momoa carried ho'okupu (offering) towards for kupuna (elders) on Mauna Kea Access Road on Wednesday. Pictured beside him is his son, Nakoa-Wolf (left) with his cousin, Makali'i Kaneholani, and daughter Lola (right) with her cousin, Mahealani Kaneholani.
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Actor Jason Momoa bowed as he carried ho'okupu (offering) towards kupuna (elders) on Mauna Kea Access Road on Wednesday.
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Actor Jason Momoa addressed kupuna (elders) on Mauna Kea Access Road during formal protocol on Wednesday.
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Actor Jason Momoa spoke with his uncle, Titus Kinimaka, while visiting kupuna (elders) at Mauna Kea Access Road on Wednesday.
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Actor Jason Momoa spoke during a press conference with native Hawaiian leaders opposed to the Thirty Meter Telescope at Mauna Kea Access Road on Wednesday. Also pictured are Kaleikoa Kaeo (L) and Kahoʻokahi Kanuha.