There's More to Islands ... OIA Conversations

There's More to Islands ... OIA Conversations

Conversations about Islands featuring the U.S. territories and the freely associated states with a focus on OIA-funded programs and people whose work is relevant to American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau. Hosted by the U.S. Department of the Interior's Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) Deputy Policy Director and Communications Lead Tanya Harris Joshua. OIA Conversation Series | #WhatWeDoIslands | www.doi.gov/oia | @InsularAffairs | #InsularAreas

Episodes

July 6, 2022 33 min
Tamar Corry of the U.S. Virgin Islands, talks about her experience in the Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) hosted by the Graduate School's  Pacific Islands - Virgin Islands Training Initiative. Ms. Corry  speaks to what she learned in the process and how she applies this knowledge in her work today..

Since 2008, the Office of Insular Affairs has supported the participation of young leaders from the Caribbean and t...
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Guam's T'Nelta Mori is one of over 175 young public servants from the Insular Areas who have graduated from the Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) and shares her impressions and experience in the program and her work on Capitol Hill for the Guam Congressman. Since 2008, the Office of Insular Affairs has supported the ELDP to assist the Insular Area governments with developing and retaining the qualified and ski...

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Guam's T'Nelta Mori is one of over 175 young public servants from the Insular Areas who have graduated from the Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) and shares her impressions and experience in the program and her work on Capitol Hill for the Guam Congressman.

 Since 2008, the Office of Insular Affairs has supported the ELDP to assist the Insular Area governments with developing and retaining the qualified and ski...

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With grant funding support from the U.S. Department of the Interior's Office of Insular Affairs, the Mariana Islands Nature Alliance (MINA) runs an ocean ranger program (Tasi Watch) and works with students to promote the protection of natural resources.  Learn more about the MINA and their work in the Northern Mariana Islands in the full OIA Conversation with Program Manager Becky Furey.

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The Mariana Islands Nature Alliance (MINA) runs an ocean ranger program (Tasi Watch) and works with students to promote the protection of natural resources. Tasi is the Chamorro word for ocean.  Learn more about the MINA and their work in the Northern Mariana Islands in this conversation with Program Manager Becky Furey.  Follow MINA on Facebook and visit the MINA website at https://www.minapacific.org/.  MINA has been a successful...

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Coral reefs in the U.S. Virgin Islands are under attack from the Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease. With assistance from the Office of Insular Affairs, the USVI DPNR partners to save coral reefs which protect coastal resources and are home to vibrant fisheries resources, providing food and bolstering tourism industries in the territory. Learn more in this conversation with: Matt Warham, Director of the Coral Reef Initiative at the De...

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In fiscal year 2021, the Pohnpei State Governor's office successfully applied for Technical Assistance Program funding from Interior's Office of Insular Affairs to help the Pohnpei Public Broadcasting Corporation and the V6AH radio station. Commissioner Peterson Sam shares how the radio station will be strengthened by that support, the programs it provides, and the public it serves in Pohnpei and overseas.

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Trina Leberer, the Pacific Division Director at The Nature Conservancy based on Guam discusses the value of Micronesia's biodiversity, conservation efforts in the Micronesia region, among the Insular Areas, and the important interconnectivity of life and resources and resource protection for livelihoods both on land and sea.

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Trina Leberer of The Nature Conservancy discusses work and collaborations in the freely associated states and and the Pacific U.S. territories. With a regional office on Guam, The Nature Conservancy has been active in the Micronesia region for over 30 years, helping inspire and support conservation efforts in the region.

OIA Conversations is a series of conversations with officials and stakeholders whose work relates to the U.S. ter...

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Vivian Hutson, newly appointed Senior Advisor for Pacific Strategy at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs talks about her goal and mission to understand the needs of Asian American and Pacific Islander veterans, in particular in the Pacific Island areas.

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Two back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes, Irma and Maria, hit the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2017....and disaster recovery efforts are ongoing. Want to learn more? See the full conversation with Adrienne Williams-Octalien, Director of the USVI Office of Disaster Recovery.

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RMI Ambassador Gerald Zackios speaks about the Marshall Islands, and how the health sector overcame challenges when faced with the COVID-19 pandemic. Want to learn more? Check out the full conversation with Ambassador Zackios on our Channel.

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Palau is a global leader in conservation efforts - hear more from Palau's Ambassador to the United States on these efforts and climate change impacts on Palau and the region.

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Learn more from this Chief of Staff and her work on Capitol Hill for the USVI Delegate who is now on the exclusive Ways and Means Committee.

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The FSM Ambassador to the United States Akillino Susaia talks about the ways in which the Federated States of Micronesia has a relationship that is long and enduring. 

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OIA funds Coral Reef Fellows for the U.S. Territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In this important collaboration with NOAA, learn how the fellows are chosen and why coral reefs are worth protecting with Program Director Wendy Wood-Derrer.

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On Guam, the invasive Brown Tree Snake has decimated bird populations and causes power outages. Dr. Earl Campbell discusses the BTS  and shares observations on other invasive species in the region such as the little fire ant and the coconut rhinoceros beetle.  

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The Technical Assistance Program awards and oversees grants to organizations doing work in the Insular Areas. Hear more from the Director, Ms. Charlene Leizear, as she talks about how local governments can endorse grant applications. 

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#WhatWeDoIslands | There's More to Islands ... The National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa is the largest in the U.S. marine sanctuary network, and they recently signed a sister agreement with Palau and Hawaii. Hear more from the Acting Superintendent, Mr. Atuatasi-Lelei Peau, as he emphasizes the importance of preserving the land and oceans for future generations.

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U.S. Ambassador to Palau John Hennessey-Niland discusses vaccination efforts, high-level visits, military projects in Palau and more. All represent the U.S. commitment and partnership with the Republic of Palau.

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