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1/ I have a degree in Astrophysics and two degrees in physics. I am Indigenous and Chicana. As an indigenous scientist absolutely in love with space and our ways of studying it, it has been very difficult watching what is happening to #MaunaKea and #TMTShutdown #ProtectMaunaKea
2/ Indigenous scientists walk in many worlds and understand the challenges of bringing our culture with us into colonial structured spaces. Our people have always been scientists. Our people have always studied the stars. This is not science vs culture. #ProtectMaunaKea
3/ our sacred spaces should hold just as much value as the Vatican or the Western Wall. It would never even be a question to think of desecrating that space in the pursuit of science and yet Hawaiian elders are forced to put their bodies in the path of trucks to #ProtectMaunaKea
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Alright ya’ll it’s time to catch up on the #ThirtyMeterTelescope & #ProtectMaunaKea situation: Mauna Kae is a dormant volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island. For indigenous Hawaiians it’s a sacred site. Building telescopes on sacred sites is bad. They should not do it. You’re caught up.
Could we learn some incredible things from this? Yeah! Is this view shared by /every/ indigenous Hawaiian? Nope. Does that change the reality that this is a bad move on behalf of science? NOPE.
I love science. Gosh I hope that’s been clear to you before this moment. But I can still readily see that this field can be hugely problematic. One way is our sense of entitlement to land, artifacts, etc., in the name of scientific progress.
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this is NOT getting enough shares.

let's support our #NativeHawaiian family. #MaunaKea in Hawaii is sacred land and is being threatened by construction. There have been heated protests. Please read up and spread the word.
This is where you can donate to support the local efforts to protect #MaunaKea

local Hawaiian reporter posted this video of the protestors trying to protect #MaunaKea
via @TheTomGeorge
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