E tautoko ana te iwi Māori i ngā Kānaka Māoli o Hawai'i e tūtohe tonu ana ki te whakatūhanga mai o tētahi karu whakatata i te tihi o tō rātau maunga tapu o Mauna a Wākea.
Hei tā te māngai o E Tū me Mauna Kea (Aotearoa) hei tā Ninakaye Taane Tinorau, “The reason I stand for Mauna Kea is because I believe it's really important that we protect that which is sacred we defend it from mankind, the other reason is to honour the relationships that we have, not just the ones that exist in this lifetime between Kanaka Maoli and te Iwi Māori but the ones that we can trace back through our tūpuna and through our whakapapa mai rānō.”
Tokomaha ngā Māori e whakaputa ana i tā rātau tautoko ki ngā pae pāpori arā i pukamata, i paeāhua anō hoki.
Hei tā Moerangi Tetapuhi o te kaupapa Maunga ki te Maunga, “I whānau mai tēnei kaupapa o Maunga ki te Maunga i runga i te aroha o te ngākau Māori ki ō tātau whenua, ki ō tātau wai, ki ō tātau wāhi tapu anō hoki nā reira he tūhono i tērā taumaha i tērā mamae anō hoki.”
He whakatau ohotata nā te Kāwana a David Ige, heoi anō tā ngā Kānaka Māoli he tū i roto tonu i te rongo me te aroha.
Ko tā Moerangi Tetapuhi, “E tika ana kia tau i ngā kia'i i runga i te maunga o Mauna Kea me kaua tātau e pare e whakataha i te mana me te mauri o te tuku karakia, takutaku, pure, haka, waiata, aha rānei hei tautoko ā wairua atu ki tēnei o ngā kaupapa.”
“From karakia in the morning, karakia at night, through to creating a social media movement or doing my part to help raise awareness or raise the consciousness around why it is important that we stand for Mauna Kea”, te kī a Ninakaye Taane Tinorau.
Kua roa nei ngā Kanaka Māoli e whakahē ana i ngā karu whātata i te maunga tapu o Mauna Kea.
Hei tā Ninakaye Taane Tinorau, “I also think that the whānau over there know that this is as much about them as it is about us as a global movement and how we can all be reignited re-activated by what's going on there to stand for Mauna Kea but to stand for our own sacred sites.”
Ko tā Moerangi Tetapuhi,”He mea tautoko tēnei i a tātau whanaunga i Hawaii i runga i te mōhio e tāmi tonutia ana e tātau ngā iwi taketake whānui o te ao i ngā kāwanatanga tauiwi.”
Ahakoa te aha, kei te aro atu te ao ki a Mauna Kea.