Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner

Climate battles in Majuro

Climate battles in Majuro

WILMER JOEL The two colleges in the country, College of the Marshall Islands (CMI) and the University of the South Pacific (USP), ignited a heated debate last week that was filled with facts and fiery exchanges. As a part of the Climate Change Week activities last Thursday at the Public School System the debate focused […]

Climate info delivered informally

Climate info delivered informally

EVE BURNS Jo-Jikum in partnership with the RMI Climate Change Directorate hosted its first climate webinar series earlier this month — the first in a series of weekly events that take place every Friday for one hour at Marshall Islands Resort at the Jemanin room. This webinar is funded by a grant from Unitarian Universalist […]

Majuro legends get focus

Majuro legends get focus

Island legends will be honored and publicly recognized as a result of a US Embassy grant to the organization Jo-Jikum. A $15,000 grant awarded by US Ambassador Roxanne Cabral to Jo-Jikum last week will support construction of three kiosks on legendary landmarks on Majuro Atoll. These kiosks will feature information and artwork about the legend […]

Pioneering Laura water study

Pioneering Laura water study

MARK STEGE Laura village resident Nicky Komanta went house to house mapping and monitoring salinity levels in private groundwater wells in his neighborhood over a seven-month period ending in November. Doing this, he established a baseline of scientific data across 240 private wells that his community leaders can use to demonstrate future impacts of sea […]

Bruce heads climate team

Bruce heads climate team

RMI Minister of Health and Human Services Bruce Bilimon joined Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Fredericksen and US Climate Envoy John Kerry at Monday’s climate event in Glasgow, Scotland where US has joined the Marshall Islands call for zero shipping emissions by 2050. “This is an initiative RMI has been pushing through International Maritime Organization […]

Jo-Jikum showcases new films

Jo-Jikum showcases new films

WILMER JOEL After completing two weeks of a Digital Film Workshop conducted by Chewy Lin and Kattil Kendall alongside the supervision of Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, Jobod Silk, and Rosenet Timius, Jo-Jikum held a film presentation for the public that showed the film efforts of those involved in the workshop. Four newly created films were shown during […]

Youth dive into film world

Youth dive into film world

WILMER JOEL Jo-Jikum is behind a two-week digital storytelling workshop for high school students at the College of the Marshall Islands that wraps up Friday.Facilitating this workshop are Kathy Jetnil Jetnil-Kijiner, Rosenet Timius and Jobod Silk, while instructing the workshop are freelance photographer/filmmaker Chewy Lin and CMI Media Club Member Kattil Kendall. A total of […]

Climate art dazzles audience

Climate art dazzles audience

Wilmer Joel Just when we thought that the first ever Climate Week had enough activities to highlight issues for the public, a climate art showcase was formed. It was an event hosted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Jo-Jikum at Marshall Islands Resort inside the Lomalo Room. A line up of talented singers, […]

Dazzling performances at ‘open mic’

Dazzling performances at ‘open mic’

WILMER JOEL Jo-Jikum did it once again by pulling off a spectacular open mic session that featured many awe-inspiring performances and displays inside of the old library at the College of the Marshall Islands (CMI) last Friday. People of all ages took the mic and stole the show with their diverse talents including poetry, arts […]

One Word hits Majuro, Ebeye

One Word hits Majuro, Ebeye

The premiere of the latest Marshallese and German-made movie “One Word” had the audience starstruck at Jittak-En Saturday night with its rich cinematography and unerring documentation about climate change. The movie is the outcome of the collaboration between German film team Kameradisten (Comrades) directors Viviana and Mark Uriona and local non-profit organization Jo-Jikum.It features great […]