Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner

Youth step up climate action

Youth step up climate action

KELLY LORENNIJ A panel for youth at the second National Climate Change Dialogue injected the passion and role of young leaders in social media, waste management, and the environment in combating climate change. Panel speakers included five “Earth Champions” — AJ Alik, Bryant Zebedy, Brandon Nathan, Walter Jinuna, and Cansecho Carmel — from the non-profit […]

Students, teachers try comics

Students, teachers try comics

A group of around 30 teachers got together last week at the Graphic Novel and Comic Workshop at the USP Long Island campus. A day earlier, a group of Ejit Elementary and Majuro Cooperative school students got together to do similar creative work. The workshops involved teachers and students in learning how graphic novels and […]

USP opens weaving house

USP opens weaving house

REBECCA LATHROP The University of the South Pacific campus at Long Island continues to evolve into a showcase university facility. The newest addition is a weaving house, designed with encouragement, guidance and technical advice from Irooj Michael Kabua and constructed by workers from Namu. Kabua cut the ribbon Monday morning, officially opening the weaving house […]

Kijiner pushes ocean issues

Kijiner pushes ocean issues

Marshall Islands Ambassador to Japan Ambassador Tom Kijiner led discussions on Oceans and Seas focusing on fisheries and maritime security during the Sasakawa Peace Foundation’s Cutting-Edge Roundtable held last week in Tokyo, Japan. The roundtable brought together Pacific Island Ambassadors stationed in Tokyo, representatives from the Japanese government including a current parliament member, and members […]

Youth unleash their artistic skills

Youth unleash their artistic skills

GIFF JOHNSON An observation about summer youth camps organized by Jo-Jikum’s Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner and Milan Loeak: Both of these young women are are expanding their horizons, getting out of their “comfort zones” to offer local young people numerous opportunities to express themselves in creative ways. But it’s more than providing the right environment for young […]

Breathing life into nuclear issue

Breathing life into nuclear issue

A new organization focused on the nuclear weapons testing legacy in the Marshall Islands says its aim is achieving justice for Marshall Islanders. The group, Radiation Exposure Awareness Crusaders for Humanity — Marshall Islands (REACH-MI for short), officially launched itself Tuesday with a program attended by about 40 people held at Sandy’s. REACH-MI Vice President […]