EXCLUSIVE: Mauna Kea protest benefactor – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL

Native Hawaiian protesters on Mauna Kea have found a surprise benefactor in one of Hawaii’s wealthiest women.

Hawaii News Now has learned that Abigail Kawananakoa, an heiress to the Campbell Estate fortune and a descendant of Hawaiian royalty, has given $25,000 to the cause. Sources said that Kawananakoa will likely provide additional funding if the situation escalates.
“We recognize her stewardship as very alii-like and we aloha her for that and hope that others can look to her and see the value of our efforts,” said Kamahana Kealoha, facilitator with the Sacred Mauna Kea Hui.

The money will go towards food and water for protesters, many of who have been on the mountain for more than 20 days.

It also will go towards bail. Previously, police have arrested 31 people for blocking access to the $1.4 billion project. Some expect more to come.

via EXCLUSIVE: Mauna Kea protest benefactor – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL.

2 responses to “EXCLUSIVE: Mauna Kea protest benefactor – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL

  1. Only my health prevents me being on the mountain with the heros of Mauna Kea! A’ole TMT!!! Put your project somewhere that is not on sacred ground! We all appreciate science, but, we love our sacred mountain!

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  2. Only my health prevents me being on the mountain with the heros ofauna Kea! A’ole TMT!!! Put your monster somewhere that is not on sacred ground!

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