//2 prominent Native Hawaiians speak out in favor of TMT

2 Prominent Native Hawaiians Speak Out in Favor of TMT

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -“The silence is deafening.”

That’s how OHA Trustee Peter Apo describes the lack of vocal support from the Native Hawaiian community and political leaders for the controversial Thirty Meter Telescope.

He says despite the protests and legal battles, there’s a silent majority of support for building the telescope atop Mauna Kea.

“I think it’s important to the legacy, to the identity to who we are as Hawaiians. The legacy of the search for knowledge,” he said, of the telescope. “To not pursue that, to not have it happen in our homeland is crazy. Frankly, I think that’s the cultural injury.”

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