Lā 189: Last witness of Day 2 in the #pohakuloatrial was Auntie Max one of the kupuna who brought this suit against the State.
Last witness of Day 2 in the #pohakuloatrial was Auntie Max one of the kupuna who brought this suit against the State. In the same line of questioning as with Uncle Ku, the attorneys first asked her to define what mālama 'āina means to her. She says the palapala, the debris, the rubbish, the distraction, the bombs all take her back to Kaho'olawe in 1977. Auntie Max told me today after court that she was arrested in 1977 for occupying Kaho'olawe. When asked if the cultural importance she explained it is her piko. She explained its like going to church like any other religion, whether we going to church made of dirt and stone or clay and tile. We Hawaiians took it outside. That's where the Hawaiians chose to take it- into the valley or into the ocean (Kai). #cartooncourtreport #BABcourtreport #alohaaina #pohakuloa #kukiaimauna
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