Tag: Maunakea

Hawaiian Activist Refuses to Speak English in Court

A group of activists blocked the construction of a large telescope on a mountain that many Native Hawaiians hold sacred. Kahookahi Kanuha, one of three activists arrested, refused to speak English in court. “I'm trying to show that the language is alive,” Kanuha told NPR. “And it's about time that Hawaiian be truly recognized, at the very least, as an equal...