Article: KAHEA Environmental Alliance, Mauna Kea Legal Defense Fund


KAHEA is a community-based organization working to improve the quality of life for Hawai`i's people and future generations through the revitalization and protection of Hawai`i's unique natural and cultural resources. We advocate for the proper stewardship of our resources and for social responsibility by promoting cultural understanding and environmental justice.

We focus on issues that impact cultural rights and the 'āina (land).We are cultural activists and practitioners, including kuma hula (teachers of dance, language, chants, history, and healing), environmental activists and people concerned about social justice.We are on every island.We are 'ōpio (youth), mākua (adults) and kūpuna (elders)Together, we envision a truly just and sustainable Hawai`i in a world where people, culture and native ecosystems survive and thrive.

Today, we are asking for your kōkua! In order to continue our fight in court to protect lands on Mauna Kea's summit. We need to raise funds for legal fees and other costs associated with travel to participate in hearings and to publicize legal efforts and results. Will you give today?

We are facing well-funded developers from some of the world’s wealthiest nations, and some of the highest paid attorneys in Hawai‘i. Yet, we also are building on over 15 years of successful advocacy, closer than ever to realizing our vision of a better future for this incredible summit--where native habitat and cultural sites can be restored, and species brought back from the edge of extinction.

Please give your gift in any amount today!

Online: Kahea

Or Give by Mail:

You can send your gift in the mail to: Mauna Kea Defense Fund PO Box 37368 Honolulu, Hawai'i 96837

KAHEA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by the law (tax ID # 99-0348025).

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