Mauna Kea: OHA statement on the Hawai‘i supreme court ruling

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STATEMENT OF THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS ON THE HAWAII SUPREME COURT RULING ON MAUNA KEA ANAINA HOU V. BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.

Statement of Kamana‘opono Crabbe, Ka Pouhana (CEO) of OHA:

“The Office of Hawaiian Affairs respects the court’s decision. Our priority is ensuring responsible stewardship of Mauna Kea for all the people of Hawai‘i, and the continued reverence for this sacred mountain. OHA continues to urge all parties to be responsible stewards and protect our traditional and customary rights and practices as required by the Constitution, state laws and regulations. The Office of Hawaiian Affairs appreciates the court’s vigilance in ensuring proper procedures are followed to protect our land and cultural resources.”