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OHA Launches Survey For Input on Mauna Kea and TMT

April 28, 2015, 10:24 AM HST
* Updated April 28, 10:27 AM
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Mauna Kea. Image courtesy Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

Mauna Kea. Image courtesy Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

By Maui Now Staff

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is seeking responses to an anonymous five-question survey to provide its Board of Trustees helpful information for the Board’s upcoming meeting this Thursday, April 30, on the planned Mauna Kea thirty-meter telescope or TMT.

The survey asks participants about how possible OHA stances on the project affects their views regarding OHA’s efforts to fulfill its mission to improve the conditions of Native Hawaiians.

The survey results will serve as a general indicator of people’s views for the Board’s consideration.

The survey is limited to one response per computer.

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The questions include:

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1. If OHA trustees were to reaffirm their stance supporting the location of the planned thirty-meter telescope “TMT” on Mauna Kea, how would that affect your views regarding OHA’s efforts to fulfill its mission to improve the conditions of Native Hawaiians? (Rank on a five tiered scale that includes options ranging from negative impact to no impact and positive impact.)

2. If OHA trustees were to rescind their support for the location of the planned TMT on Mauna Kea (resulting in a neutral, neither “for” or “against” stance), how would that affect your views regarding OHA’s efforts to fulfill its mission to improve the conditions of Native Hawaiians? (Rank on a five tiered scale that includes options ranging from negative impact to no impact and positive impact.)
3. If OHA trustees were to take a stance to oppose the location of the TMT on Mauna Kea, how would that affect your views regarding OHA’s efforts to fulfill its mission to improve the conditions of Native Hawaiians? (Rank on a five tiered scale that includes options ranging from negative impact to no impact and positive impact.)
4. How important would OHA’s stance on the TMT/Mauna Kea issue be in shaping your overall views of OHA’s efforts to fulfill its mission to improve the conditions of Native Hawaiians? (Rank on a five tiered scale that includes options ranging from no impact to some impact and large impact.)
5. Are you Native Hawaiian/Kanaka Maoli/Kanaka ‘Ōiwi? (Yes or No)

Click here to go directly to the survey.

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