We must always stand for the right thing in life and I will always stand with the kanaka. The Mauna Kea Telescope controversy is an example of the US ignoring the objections of Native Hawaiians. The telescope could easily be located elsewhere, Mauna Kea is akin to building the telescope in a historical church.
If you are a US citizen in Hawaii or on "the mainland" please call your elected representatives to oppose the construction. America cannot continue to destroy minority indigenous cultures and lands and continue to inflict trauma from colonialism.