From what I have read in "Native Hawaiians consulted over bones" (The Maui News, Nov. 10), I think that the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation should not continue the construction of the rail project because of the possibility of ancient burial sites or bones (iwi kupuna).
I believe that graves are very sacred and the moving or digging up of them would be very disrespectful. I also think that the development of the rail would not be beneficial to our islands.
I strongly support the state's 1990 law which prohibits removing, destroying or altering any burial sites except as permitted by the state and local burial councils. If a construction project encounters bones, the work must stop in the immediate area and authorities must be notified. It's important in Hawaiian culture to leave bones undisturbed.