OHA candidate to host event June 14
Office of Hawaiian Affairs Maui trustee candidate Mahealani Wendt will host a chili and rice paina and community talk story on June 14 in East Maui.
The event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at Keanae Elementary School in Hana, East Maui.
Wendt has 32 years of experience as an administrator and executive director of the Native Hawaiian Legal Corp., where she focused on Native Hawaiian land, natural resources and traditional rights.
In 2009, Hawaii Women Lawyers recognized her with its Lifetime Achievement Award. She also received the Native Hawaiian Advocate Award from the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement in the same year.
Wendt left her job in 2009 to volunteer full time in her home community of Wailuanui, according to a news release.
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She represents Maui Nui on the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission.
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