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Mahealani Perez Wendt

Author of Inu i ka Wai ʻAwaʻawa: Drink of the Bitter Waters

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Mahealani Perez Wendt was Executive Director of the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation for thirty-two years, receiving many awards and recognitions for her community advocacy work. She is also a poet widely published in Hawaiʻi and abroad. Originally from Kauaʻi, she and her husband Ed farm taro on his family’s ancestral lands in Wailuanui, East Maui.


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