“If we fail to protect our oceans, we are failing to preserve our people, our culture, our identity,” according to Mia Kami, a Tongan storyteller and songwriter.
Kami delivered this compelling message via word and song at last week’s One Ocean conference in Palau.
I’m glad that that came through because that was part of the vision.
I wanted to show that we are not this separation of our subregions, all of us exist in this space in this ocean and we are all connected because of the ocean.”
The performance received a standing ovation from the audience, including Special Presidential Envoy John Kerry.
Her performance can be watched on Twitter