Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Maunakea Discussion

The class today engaged in a very interesting discussion focused on Maunakea. Sorren shared her experience of going to the Comprehensive Management Plan community meeting. This definitely added to our conversation. It is obvious to us that there are many issues and challenges ahead and we are concerned about the potential outcomes for Maunakea. I think that we are in agreement that there needs to be a management plan in place for Maunakea, but we don't know who should be the ones put in position to make those decisions.
  • Should the University be tasked with the preparation and implementation of this managemnt plan?
  • Why doesn't the State take a lead role in this CMP?
  • Will the concerns of the communities involved be seriously addressed?
  • Why can't OHA play a larger role in this? Or should they?
  • What about the $1 a year situation?
  • How does the "Ceded lands" issue play into the situation?
  • What about soveriegnty concerns?
  • How can this class make a difference?
  • What about the gorse on Maunakea?
We don't have any answers, just more questions...

My question... How does any of this truly benefit Mauna a Wakea?

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