Lassner Supports Governor’s Maunakea Plan

Governor David Ige announced his proposed way forward for the stewardship of Maunakea at a news conference on May 26. For more details on his 10 point action plan, read the governor’s news release.

A short time later, University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner told reporters that the university “can and must do better.” He added that UH will have more information within the week.

UH Hilo Chancellor Donald Straney added that he shares Gov. Ige’s belief that “the activities of Native Hawaiians, and of our scientists, to seek knowledge and to explore our relationship with our cosmos and its creation can and should co-exist on the mountain” and he looks forward to working with all stakeholders to achieve this goal.

Lassner’s news conference

Governor’s news conference