In Solomon Islands, 'belama' translates to frigate bird in the Roviana language. A skillful navigator possesing apotropaic qualities, the belama brings good fortune to fisherman as it hovers over schools of fish and warns off impending storms. Like the belama, we must head Mother Nature's warning signs.
There can be no climate justice without First Nations justice. We remain in solidarity with First Nations peoples and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.