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His Majesty Edmund K. Silva, Jr.

Nou Ke Akua Ke Aupuni O Hawai’i

July 30, 2015

To:

The Honorable David Y. Ige
Governor, State of Hawai’i
Executive Chambers, State Capitol
415 Beretania
Honolulu, Hawai’i 96813
FAX: (808) 586-0006

Info:

Pelekikena Barack H. Obama
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20500
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
United Nations Headquarters
First Avenue at 46th Street
New York, New York 10017
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch
United States Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20530-0001
Judge Derrick K. Watson
Federal Courthouse
300 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, Hawai’i 96813

c.c.:

Protectors of the Mountain
Mauna a Wākea Vigil Site
(Hand Delivery)

Ka Pu’uhonua O Na Wahi Pana O Hawai’i Nei
kingdomofhawaii.info
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_bilateral_treaties_signed_by_the_Kingdom_of_Hawaii
The United Nations Charter provides the rest of the authority to do it.” (An autonomous independent sovereign nation-state contemplated
under Article 1 of the 1933 Montevideo Convention on Rights and Duties of States requiring the state as a person of international law
possessing the four qualifications of (a) a permanent population, (b) a defined territory, c) government;
and (d) capacity to enter into relations with the other states.)

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Frank Kamealoha Anuumealani Nobriga
Tahuna of the Temple of Lono
c/o Lanny Sinkin
P. O. Box 944
Hilo, Hawai’i 96721
lanny.sinkin@gmail.com
Suzanne Case
Chairperson
State of Hawai’i Department of Land and Natural Resources
1151 Punchbowl
Honolulu, Hawai’i 96813
dlnr@hawaii.gov
Kekoa Kaluhiwa
First Deputy
State of Hawai’i Department of Land and Natural Resources
1151 Punchbowl
Honolulu, Hawai’i 96813
dlnr@hawaii.gov
Stephanie Nagata
Office of Mauna Kea Management
640 No. A’ohōkū
Hilo, Hawai’i 96720
omkm@hawaii.edu
Donald “Don” Straney
Office of the Chancellor
University of Hawai’i
Portable Building 20
Hilo, Hawai’i 96720
dstraney@hawaii.edu

Ka Pu’uhonua O Na Wahi Pana O Hawai’i Nei
Nou Ke Akua Ke Aupuni O Hawai’i
kingdomofhawaii.info
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_bilateral_treaties_signed_by_the_Kingdom_of_Hawaii
The United Nations Charter provides the rest of the authority to do it.” An autonomous independent sovereign nation-state contemplated under
Article 1 of the 1933 Montevideo Convention on Rights and Duties of States requiring the state as a person of international law possessing the
four qualifications of (a) a permanent population, (b) a defined territory, c) government; and (d) capacity to enter into relations with the other
states.

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The Office of Hawaiian Affairs
560 Nimitz Highway, Suite 200
Honolulu, Hawai’i 96817
info@oha.org
Mayor Billy Kenoi
Hawai'i County Building
25 Aupuni St.
Hilo, Hawai'i 96720
cohmayor@co.hawaii.hi.us
President David Lassner
Office of the President
University of Hawai`i
2444 Dole Street, Bachman 202
Honolulu, Hawai`i 96822
david.lassner@hawaii.edu
Chief of Police Harry S. Kubojiri
349 Kapi‘olani Street
Hilo Hawai’i 96720
hcpdone@hawaiicounty.gov
Douglas Chin
Hawai’i Attorney General
425 King Street
Honolulu, Hawai’i 96813
FAX: (808) 586-1239
Mitch Roth
Hawai’i County Prosecuting Attorney
655 Kilauea Avenue
Hilo, Hawai’i 96720
opros@co.hawaii.hi.us

Ka Pu’uhonua O Na Wahi Pana O Hawai’i Nei
Nou Ke Akua Ke Aupuni O Hawai’i
kingdomofhawaii.info
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_bilateral_treaties_signed_by_the_Kingdom_of_Hawaii
The United Nations Charter provides the rest of the authority to do it.” An autonomous independent sovereign nation-state contemplated under
Article 1 of the 1933 Montevideo Convention on Rights and Duties of States requiring the state as a person of international law possessing the
four qualifications of (a) a permanent population, (b) a defined territory, c) government; and (d) capacity to enter into relations with the other
states.

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Kalani Flores
P0 Box 6918
Kamuela, Hawai’i 96743
ekflores@hawaiiantel.net
Professor Williamson Chang
<wbchang@hawaii.edu>
Douglas Ing
Attorney for Thirty Meter Telescope
Watanabe Ing
999 Bishop Street, 23rd Floor
Honolulu, Hawai’i 96813
wikinfo@wik.com
Subject: Sometimes a standoff is just a standoff.
Aloha Governor Ige,
I have a proposal to make for an interim solution to the controversy created by the Thirty Meter
Telescope. I offer this suggestion for comments and invite all those to whom this letter is addressed
and the general public to participate in this discussion. All responses, suggestions, etc. should be
sent to my Chief Advocate Ali’i Mana’o Nui Lanny Sinkin by email to lanny.sinkin@gmail.com or by
mail to P.O. Box 944, Hilo, Hawai’i 96721.
To be absolutely clear, I stand behind the Protectors of the Mountain without reservation. At the
same time, I see people spending time and resources on a situation that is not going to change
unless everyone agrees to that change. The change I am proposing is an interim measure that does
not resolve the longer-range issues. The proposal operates within the time frame from now until
the Supreme Court of Hawai’i rules on the TMT case. At that point, the proposed interim resolution
expires. All parties would then be free to pursue whatever response they considered appropriate in
light of the ruling.

Ka Pu’uhonua O Na Wahi Pana O Hawai’i Nei
Nou Ke Akua Ke Aupuni O Hawai’i
kingdomofhawaii.info
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_bilateral_treaties_signed_by_the_Kingdom_of_Hawaii
The United Nations Charter provides the rest of the authority to do it.” An autonomous independent sovereign nation-state contemplated under
Article 1 of the 1933 Montevideo Convention on Rights and Duties of States requiring the state as a person of international law possessing the
four qualifications of (a) a permanent population, (b) a defined territory, c) government; and (d) capacity to enter into relations with the other
states.

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To further clarify our legal position, the Kingdom of Hawai’i is the true and legal name of this nation
of which I am King. It is also clear that the Kingdom Supreme Court is the proper venue to render
legal findings of law and equity as to whether TMT has the blessings of this nation to proceed with
the build. That decision by the Kingdom will be based on an Environmental Impact Statement, and
ensuring that Religious Practices, Protections of the Bones (burials), Gathering Rights, and Cultural
and Traditional Practices are protected.
Any decision by the Supreme Court of the State of Hawai’i would, therefore, be subject to review by
the Kingdom of Hawai’i Supreme Court.
The solution proposed is composed of the following elements:
The Thirty Meter Telescope agrees to suspend any efforts to proceed with construction until such
time as the Supreme Court of Hawai’i issues a ruling in the TMT case.
The State Board of Land and Natural Resources rescinds the emergency rules enacted for Mauna a
Wākea.
The State Board of Land and Natural Resources rescinds the delegation of sole authority to the
Chairperson to close John Burns Way/Mauna Kea Observatory Access Road.
The Office of Mauna Kea Management refrains from issuing any new rules governing spiritual
practices on the Mountain.
The Protectors of the Mountain remove their 24 hour spiritual vigil from the Mountain.
The Hawai’i County Prosecutor’s Office dismisses with prejudice all charges filed against those
protecting the Mountain.
The Tahuna of the Temple of Lono agrees to suspend pursuit of the pending Federal lawsuit
addressing the TMT situation.
Those who have filed legal challenges to the DLNR rules agree to withdraw those challenges as
moot, once the rules are withdrawn.
Those who have filed requesting a contested hearing on the DLNR rules agree to withdraw their
petition as moot, once the rules are withdrawn.

Ka Pu’uhonua O Na Wahi Pana O Hawai’i Nei
Nou Ke Akua Ke Aupuni O Hawai’i
kingdomofhawaii.info
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_bilateral_treaties_signed_by_the_Kingdom_of_Hawaii
The United Nations Charter provides the rest of the authority to do it.” An autonomous independent sovereign nation-state contemplated under
Article 1 of the 1933 Montevideo Convention on Rights and Duties of States requiring the state as a person of international law possessing the
four qualifications of (a) a permanent population, (b) a defined territory, c) government; and (d) capacity to enter into relations with the other
states.

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Again, this suggestion is just a proposal for purposes of discussion and not meant to imply any
particular party would agree to any of the actions proposed.
E waikāhi ka pono I mānalo
It is well to be united in thought that all may have peace.
Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻAina i ka Pono,

Edmund K. Silva, Jr.
Ali’i Nui Mō’i
cc:

Na Kupuna Council O Hawai’i Nei ame Moku
Ali’i Mana’o Nui Lanny Sinkin
Chief Justice of the Kingdom Supreme Court
Minister of Foreign Affairs

Ka Pu’uhonua O Na Wahi Pana O Hawai’i Nei
Nou Ke Akua Ke Aupuni O Hawai’i
kingdomofhawaii.info
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_bilateral_treaties_signed_by_the_Kingdom_of_Hawaii
The United Nations Charter provides the rest of the authority to do it.” An autonomous independent sovereign nation-state contemplated under
Article 1 of the 1933 Montevideo Convention on Rights and Duties of States requiring the state as a person of international law possessing the
four qualifications of (a) a permanent population, (b) a defined territory, c) government; and (d) capacity to enter into relations with the other
states.