Ka Piko Kaulana o ka ʻĀina: Additional Context for Understanding the Cultural Significance of Mauna Kea
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This paper provides a brief overview of the primordial relationship Native Hawaiians
share with Mauna Kea and its surrounding environment to illustrate the historic harms that astronomy has imposed on Native Hawaiian people and ʻāina (land). In particular, this paper emphasizes the growing public opposition and encourages further discourse and inquiry into the negative impacts of astronomy on Mauna Kea.