Age: Not given
Job: Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustee
Background: Past president of Culture and Arts program, Bishop Museum; first state sovereignty chairwoman
Should OHA be allowed to build residential units in Kakaako Makai?
Yes. The reasons for building some residential units are: 1. At present, the HCDA permit allows OHA to build industrial buildings on the site. OHA does not want to leave an ugly footprint on this site that would use all of its open space up. Who would enjoy this?
Should Native Hawaiians seek federal recognition?
Yes. It is important for the federal government to acknowledge that the U.S. has always had a political relationship with the Hawaiian Nation. This means that our standing with U.S, is political and not a racial one as some of our detractors have been claiming.