Tag Archives: Mauna a Wākea

Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin, 11-14-16… “The Faith and the Telescope at the Hawai’i Supreme Court”

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Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin: On Monday, November 4, the Temple of Lono filed an appeal at the Hawai’i Supreme Court based on rulings and failures to rule in the contested case hearing on whether the Thirty Meter Telescope should … Continue reading

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Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin, 5-28-16… “Unified Pleading by Temple of Lono for Mauna Kea Contested Case”

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Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin: The permitting process for the controversial Thirty Meter Telescope is starting all over again with a contested case being heard by a Hearing Officer selected by the Board of Land and Natural Resources. The Kahuna … Continue reading

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Ali`i Nui Mō`ī Edmund K. Silva, Jr., 1-9-16… “King’s Letter to Prosecutor Roth… ‘Dismiss the Charges'”

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Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin: Kaho’okahi Kanuha was one of the leaders of the civil disobedience preventing construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope. He was charged with obstruction of a public road. Yesterday the Judge in his case found him … Continue reading

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Ali`i Nui Mō`ī Edmund K. Silva, Jr., 11-19-15… “King’s Letter of Gratitude to Lāhui”

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Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin: Today, the King sent out a letter expressing his gratitude to all those who have stood to protect Mauna a Wakea and particularly those who went to the Hawaii Supreme Court to stop the resumption … Continue reading

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Ali`i Nui Mō`ī Edmund K. Silva, Jr., 11-16-15… “King’s Letter to Governor Ige, Avoiding Confrontation”

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Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin: The TMT consortium announced their intention to resume construction of the TMT on Wednesday. In response, the King sent a second letter to the Governor calling upon him to take a leadership role in avoiding … Continue reading

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Ali`i Nui Mō`ī Edmund K. Silva, Jr., 11-13-15… “King’s Letter to Governor Ige, TMT Confrontation”

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Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin: Recently the Thirty Meter Telescope project announced their intention to resume construction. In response to this provocation, the King sent a letter to the Governor urging him to show leadership by convincing the TMT project … Continue reading

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Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin, 10-9-15… “Mauna a Wakea rules struck down”

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Mauna a Wakea rules struck down Lanny Sinkin, Ali’i Mana’o Nui, Kingdom of Hawai’i Judge Ibarra of the Third Circuit has struck down the BLNR rule prohibiting people from accessing a large area of Mauna a Wakea during the hours … Continue reading

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Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin Report, 9-25-15… “Mauna a Wākea Federal Litigation”

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To: Interested Parties From: Lanny Sinkin, Ali’i Mana’o Nui, Kingdom of Hawai’i Mauna a Wākea Federal Litigation In the Federal case, Nobriga v. Ige, 15-cv-00254, the various defendants filed motions to dismiss. Stephanie Nagata, Director, Office of Mauna Kea Management, … Continue reading

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Ali`i Nui Mō`ī Edmund K. Silva, Jr., 9-9-15… “King’s Letter to Governor Ige, post Supreme Court Hearing”

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[Note: the resolution proposal sent to Governor Ige on 7-30-15 may be viewed here.] Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin: Early this morning [9-9-15], enforcement officers from the Department of Land and Natural Resources arrested eight people on Mauna a Wakea. … Continue reading

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Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin report 8-28-15… “The Hawaii Supreme Court: Mauna a Wākea and the Thirty Meter Telescope”

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To: Interested Parties From: Lanny Sinkin, Ali’i Mana’o Nui, Kingdom of Hawai’i The Hawaii Supreme Court: Mauna a Wakea and the Thirty Meter Telescope On Thursday, August 27, the Hawai’i Supreme Court heard oral argument in a case that challenges … Continue reading

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Ali`i Nui Mō`ī Edmund K. Silva, Jr., 7-30-15… “King’s Resolution Letter”

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Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin: The King is circulating a proposal for comments regarding an interim resolution of the controversy on Mauna a Wakea.  Attached is the King’s letter containing the proposal. https://www.scribd.com/doc/273270390/150730-King-s-Resolution-Letter PDF VERSION

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Ali`i Nui Mō`ī Edmund K. Silva, Jr., 7-26-15… “King’s Special Order” (and sample of State crimes)

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Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin: The State of Hawai’i Board of Land and Natural Resources adopted new rules designed to drive the Protectors off the Mountain and enable the Thirty Meter Telescope construction to proceed. The new rules prohibit camping; … Continue reading

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Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin 7-23-15… “Amended Complaint”

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Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin: Now that the severe restrictions on spiritual practice imposed by the Office of Mauna Kea Management have been withdrawn, we have decided to withdraw the motion for a temporary restraining order and proceed to the … Continue reading

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Ali`i Nui Mō`ī Edmund K. Silva, Jr., 7-22-15… “King’s Letter to OHA Trustees”

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Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin: As the Kingdom separates from the United States, occupation institutions, such as the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA), will wither away as irrelevant. The King addressed this transition in a letter to OHA. Download the … Continue reading

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Ali`i Nui Mō`ī Edmund K. Silva, Jr., 7-20-15… “King’s Letter to Adjutant General National Guard”

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Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin. The King sent a letter to the Hawai’i County Prosecutor challenging him to consult his conscience and dismiss the charges brought against the Protectors of the Mountain [previous post]. The King also sent a letter … Continue reading

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Ali`i Nui Mō`ī Edmund K. Silva, Jr., 7-20-15… “King’s Letter to Hawaii County Prosecutor… ‘Illegal Prosecution'”

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Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin. The King sent a letter to the Hawai’i County Prosecutor challenging him to consult his conscience and dismiss the charges brought against the Protectors of the Mountain. The King also sent a letter to the … Continue reading

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Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin 7-19-15… “Corporate Government at Work — TMT invited to join Attorney General’s Conference calls”

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[Reference is made to this article from the Hawaii Tribune Herald. The text of the article is included, below.] From: Lanny Sinkin, Ali’i Mana’o Nui, Kingdom of Hawai’i Back in May, the Attorney General, the Office of Mauna Kea Management … Continue reading

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Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin 7-18-15… “TMT and the Military”

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In the controversy surrounding the Thirty Meter Telescope, the issue of military connections to the project keeps appearing. The TMT staff has repeatedly denied that there is any military connection. Recently, there was an extensive (and controversial) article highlighting the … Continue reading

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Ali`i Nui Mō`ī Edmund K. Silva, Jr., 7-16-15… “King’s Letter to Governor Ige… ‘Law and Morality'”

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Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin: The Governor and the State agencies are convincing themselves that might makes right. The King responded with the attached letter. Download the PDF document. https://www.scribd.com/doc/271817609/150716-King-s-Letter-to-Governor-Ige-Law-and-Morality PDF VERSION

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Ali`i Nui Mō`ī Edmund K. Silva, Jr., 7-13-15… “King’s Letter to President Obama”

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Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin: The King is sending a letter to President Obama regarding Mauna a Wakea Download the PDF document. https://www.scribd.com/doc/271630786/150713-King-s-Letter-to-President-Obama PDF VERSION

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Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin 7-14-15… “Mauna a Wākea: Some restrictions on faith practice removed”

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The University of Hawai’i announced the reopening of the Mauna Kea Access Road to the public. Based on that announcement, the restrictions placed on religious practice by the Office of Mauna Kea Management — (1) all spiritual practitioners had to … Continue reading

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Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin 7-7-15… “TRO Request: Supplemental Documents and Amended Order”

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[This relates to the TRO request submitted on 7-6-15.] [7-7-15 9:23 AM] This morning I filed a supplemental declaration bringing to the Federal Court’s attention actions being taken by the Office of Mauna Kea Management and the Department of Land … Continue reading

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Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin 7-6-15… “TRO Request submitted to Hawaii Court Seeking End to Unconstitutional Restrictions Imposed at Mauna a Wākea”

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On Thursday, July 2, I received an email informing me that Office of Mauna Kea Management Rangers were allowing those engaged in spiritual practice on Mauna a Wakea to ascend the Mountain only at 1:00 p.m. each day, limiting the … Continue reading

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Ali`i Nui Mō`ī Edmund K. Silva, Jr., 6-30-15… “King’s Letter to IAU Secretary General Montmerle”

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Statement from Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin: The Internation Astronomical Union is holding their annual meeting in Hawai’i in August. The King sent an educational letter to the Secretary General of the Union in hopes he will use his good … Continue reading

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Ali`i Nui Mō`ī Edmund K. Silva, Jr., 6-30-15… “King’s Letter to Governor Ige… ‘Transitioning Beyond Standoff’”

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Statement from Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin: Rather than continue down the old pathways that have not served his people well, the King is opening new pathways. Attached is his most recent letter to Governor Ige. Download the PDF document. … Continue reading

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Ali`i Nui Mō`ī Edmund K. Silva, Jr., 6-29-15… “King’s Letter to United Nations Secretary General”

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Statement from Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin: Given the international dimension of the Mauna a Wakea controversy, i.e. the Kingdom v. the United States, the King has reached out to the United Nations for assistance in maintaining the peace. Download … Continue reading

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Ali`i Nui Mō`ī Edmund K. Silva, Jr., 6-29-15… “King’s Letter to President Obama”

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Statement from Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin: The King sent a letter to President Obama regarding the fundamental issues of freedom and faith. A copy of that letter is attached. The documents referenced in the letter to President Obama are … Continue reading

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Ali`i Nui Mō`ī Edmund K. Silva, Jr., 6-29-15… “King’s Letter to Admiral Scott H. Smith”

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Statement from Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin: The peaceful stand off on the Mountain last week has led to escalation proposals within the State government and agencies that include more aggressive law enforcement and targeting the King for still further … Continue reading

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Ali`i Nui Mō`ī Edmund K. Silva, Jr., 6-29-15… “King’s Letter to Governor Ige re: Disturbing Reports”

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Statement from Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin: The peaceful stand off on the Mountain last week has led to escalation proposals within the State government and agencies that include more aggressive law enforcement and targeting the King for still further … Continue reading

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Ali`i Nui Mō`ī Edmund K. Silva, Jr., 6-27-15… “King’s Letter to Governor Ige… ‘Let Wisdom Prevail'””

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Statement from Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin: The King sent a letter to Governor Ige focusing on the true central issues of the Mauna a Wakea controversy — freedom and faith. Download the PDF document. https://www.scribd.com/doc/270065836/150627-King-s-Letter-to-Gov-Ige-Let-Wisdom-Prevail PDF VERSION

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