03.13.13 POHNPEI Pacific Warrior Day of Action

A Day of Action took place on March 2, 2013, in Pohnpei.   “We are not drowning, we are fighting, and we will not die silently, ” were words both spoken and felt by dancers and performers on what reamins of Na Island, in Pohnpei.

Many of the event's participants who arrived by boat had never been to Na Island.  Many were saddened to see many coconut trees felled at the shoreline due to sea level rise.   "We want the world to know that we are proud of our culture and our identity, all obstacles faced whether it may be climate change or poverty, our islands unique culture and tradition will see us through," said Mary-Linda Salvador, Communications Lead for the Pohnpei Micronesia Challenge Team.