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Stop Chancellor Yang and UC involvement in building the TMT on Mauna Kea

Stop Chancellor Yang and UC involvement in building the TMT on Mauna Kea

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The students of the University of California
Chancellor Yang has been the chairman on the Board for TMT (Thirty Meter Telescope) since 2007. This telescope is set to be built on a dormant volcano in Hawaii called Mauna Kea, which has cultural significance to Native Hawaiians, whom have protected against the desecration of their sacred land. According to a 1992 Hawaii Supreme Court decision, all Hawaiians have the right of access to undeveloped state and federal lands; this is modern day colonization. The University of California as a whole have stake in the building of TMT and should divest completely. As students of the UC system we oppose and fight against student funds being used to inflict disrespect to Native Hawaiian homeland. Please stand with us as we stand with them to end this horrific display of injustice and colonization to land that means so much to Indigenous people.

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