Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Dear Matafele Peinem from the Marshall Islands

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This was on my facebook page and it is true and beautifully presented. A plea for care of the ocean and land and the future of islanders everywhere.

"Dear Matafele Peinem" - YouTube

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On 23 September 2014, 26 year old poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, from the Marshall Islands, addressed the Opening of the UN Secretary-General's Climate Summit. Kathy was selected from among over 500 civil society candidates in an open, global nomination process conducted by the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service. 

Kathy performed a new poem entitled "Dear Matafele Peinem", written to her daughter. The poem received a standing ovation. Kathy is also a teacher, journalist and founder of the environmental NGO, Jo-jikum.

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