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RMI Nuclear Victims Remembrance Day Event > Mon March 15th

March 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Republic of the Marshall Islands Nuclear Victims Remembrance Day Event

Monday, March 15: Spokane Marshallese Community 5:30 – 7:30 PM PST



Traditional Marshallese Welcome and Prayer: Elder Charley, Rikaki Burney Mennuna

Republic of the Marshall Islands National Anthem; Bikini National Anthem

Opening Remarks: H. E. President David Kabua, Republic of the Marshall Islands

Discussion of our Nuclear Legacy: Intergenerational Panel with Marshallese Elders and Youth

Speakers: Bubu Erine Jitiam, Sam Levai, Laura Daniel, Catherine Loeak

Performance: Kings Chapel Youth Ministry

Closing Prayer: Minister Ritok Belton

Tuesday, March 16: Washington Nuclear Justice Panel 5:30 – 7:30 PM PST

Opening Prayer

Washington Nuclear Justice Panel

Speakers: Trisha Pritikin, Hanford Downwinder, Attorney; Twa-le Abrahamson-Swan, SHAWL Society (Sovereignty Health Air Water Land); Samantha Redhawk, Technical Staff at the Yakama Nation Restoration and Waste Management Program, COFA Alliance National Network of Washington

Breakout Rooms: Relationship Building

Closing Poem: “Annointed” by Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner

Wednesday, March 17: National Nuclear Justice Panel 5:30 – 7:30 PM PST

Opening Prayer

National Nuclear Justice Panel

Speakers: Keith Kiefer, National Commander of National Association of Atomic Veterans; Susan Gordon, Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment; Robert Celestial, Pacific Association of Radiation Survivors, Tina Cordova, Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium; Children of Atomic Veterans

Closing Poem: “Kōm Ri-M̧ajeļ (We are Marshallese)” by the late C.B. Langidrik

Thursday, March 18: Marshallese Stories Around the World 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Opening Prayer: Minister Ritok Belton

“Voices: Our Water World on Fire” a video presentation by Brian Cowden

Roundtable Discussion

Speakers: Giff Johnson, Journalist & Editor for the Marshall Islands Journal, Eldon Alik, Arkansas General Consul, Sosy Jibas Maddison, Kili Bikini Ejit Officer in Arkansas; Lucille Brokken, Descendant of Enewetak Survivor Bubu Erine Jitiam

College of the Marshall Islands Nuclear Club

Closing Poem: Nerita Juda, Descendant of King Juda, leader of the people of Bikini

Friday, March 19: Enewetak Cleanup Veterans 5:30 – 7:30 PM PST

Opening Prayer: Ernest T. Davis

Video Presentation from the Enewetak Cleanup Veterans, introduced by Ken Brownell

Statement: Senator Ading

Closing Prayer

Saturday, March 20: Call to Action 1:30 – 4:30 PM PST

Opening Prayer: Rev Telenja David

Enewetak National Anthem

“We Are Actually Here to Save the World,” a video with the late Honorable Ambassador Tony deBrum

COFA Medicaid Restoration Celebration

David Anitok, Co-Founder and Director of COFA Alliance National Network; Dr. Sheldon Riklon, Family Medicine Physician; Statements from US Congressman Rick Larsen and US Senator Ron Wyden

Remarks from Elected Officials

Commissioner Alson Kelen, US Congressman Adam Smith

Discussion and Call to Action: What are the policy issues and solutions that communities are fighting for? How can we support each others goals?

Poem: Selina Leem

Closing Prayer: Rev. Telenja David



March 15
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


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