Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

July 22, 2019

Behind the Scenes: Tour of Pu‘uhonua o Pu‘uhuluhulu Maunakea

In the medic tent, re-humanizing 

With donations flowing in for thousands gathered, the people are asking for prepared food donations

When arriving, the camp rules are shared with all


A tour of Pu‘uhonua o Pu‘uhuluhulu Maunakea

Today is July 22, 2019, Shut it Down Monday for Hawai'i

Article by Brenda Norrell
Video by Kanaeokana
Censored News

MAUNA KEA, Hawai'i -- Taking care of the Protectors on Mauna Kea means re-humanizing, says the doctor serving those gathered to protect their sacred mountain Mauna Kea from a telescope observatory. They are taking a stand for respect for Native Hawaiians.
When it comes to orderliness and respect, Hawaii County Governor Harry Him visited Saturday and said he was impressed.
In the medic tent, the basics of being a Mauna medic is different from other places.
Here, it is about rendering first aid, and preventing dehydration, cramping legs and sunstroke.
"We are supposed to be here to re-humanize," says the medic tent doctor. 
In the medic tent, she said they aid with the trauma as a result of those who try and "dehumanize our people."
The donations have been flowing in, and now the Mauna Kea Protectors are asking for donations of prepared food. They are keeping those who are one mile out in two directions stocked with fruit and water. 
When supporters arrive, they are briefed with the rules here. There's no drinking, smoking or drugs allowed. Everyone is encouraged to keep the area clean and orderly.
The volunteers are also helping those sleeping in their cars and tents, with a few things to make their nights more comfortable.
Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim visited here and described the camp as orderly. Kim said he was impressed, reports Hawaii News Now.
Kim toured the facilities at Pu’uhonua 'O Pu’u Huluhulu Saturday and later spoke to a crowd of TMT opponents.
“I think this is a gathering of people together for the first time, openly -- as hard as it is for some to believe -- that they really proud to be Hawaiian,” Kim said. “The organization and respect for their orders and authorities... (it’s) unbelievable unless you’re here.”
Please watch the videos above for more.

Crossing guards ensure safety of Protectors

Abundant fruit and water donations for the Protectors
Today on Democracy Now, the images of elderly Native Hawaiians being arrested for protecting Mauna Kea, which most media have hidden.
Update Tuesday:

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