Building the Next Generation of Stewards

Traditional Stewardship skills are important to the identity of Micronesian communities and also for helping protect their oceans in the face of climate change and other global threats. The success of the Stewardship Skills Youth Summer Camp supported by OneReef last year has set the foundation for ongoing camps and classes. In the summer of 2021, OneReef supported and facilitated two different Stewardship Skills camps for youth which are helping preserve and pass on traditional knowledge.

The Last Traditional Navigator (Palau)

Mr. Akilino Albis left formal schooling in third grade after he grew interested in canoe carving and seafaring with his father, Albis.  He quickly learned at a very young age and wanted to be the best in building canoes and fishing.  He spent much of his young age working alongside his father, earning his favor […]