Lā 252: Overwhelmed with gratitude. Mahalo a nui, to all who have stood, who have prayed, and who have committed their lives to the protection of our Mauna. To Naʻiwi Wurdeman, and our 6 petitioners in the contested case - for their unwavering commitment

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Overwhelmed with gratitude. Mahalo a nui, to all who have stood, who have prayed, and who have committed their lives to the protection of our Mauna. To Naʻiwi Wurdeman, and our 6 petitioners in the contested case - for their unwavering commitment, and tireless dedication. It is because of you that we celebrate today. The nations that have held their flags proudly beside ours, as we stood in solidarity from one mountain to another. And, mahalo to those who doubted us. Those who said it was "already over", and that it was "too late". Because of you, we stood stronger, taller, and more united in our commitment to aloha ʻāina. E ola mau e kuʻu Mauna nui ākea. Kū Kiaʻi Mauna. Forever.

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