“This story was initially published as part of the The International People’s Platform for Climate Justice project”

Matagi Mālohi tells the story of our journey to uplift our people and shape a narrative that paints us not as victims of the climate crisis but as the leaders, the healers, the nurturers, the artists, the gardeners, the growers, the seafarers and the navigators we are.
We need to be the strong winds that have carried our ancestors across the seas. We need to be the strong winds pushing our leaders forward as they come up against the might of these big bullying nations. We need to be the strong winds, that Matagi Mālohi, that bring the change our people need to see.
– Pacific Climate Warriors, Kevin Lionga Aipopo, Forest Woodward, Canyon Woodward and Aidan Haley

This video has subtitles available in Spanish, French, Indonesian, Portuguese, Turkish and Japanese
Read the poem and learn more about this project and how to get involved at 350.org/matagimalohifilm