Maui Models Eco-Future by Electing Native Hawaiian Water Protector in Stunning Upset | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Maui Models Eco-Future by Electing Native Hawaiian Water Protector in Stunning Upset

As Native Americans protest to protect their ancestral waters in North Dakota and are met with tear gas and militaristic suppression, water protectors in Maui have taken to the ballot box to elect Alika Atay, the island’s leading Native Hawaiian earth justice advocate, to their County Council.

An organic farmer and the grassroots leader of the statewide Aina (earth) Protector’s United effort, Atay had no prior political experience. Yet on November 8, he scored a dramatic victory late in the vote-counting night.

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