ABOUT US >

My name is Kaiya, and I am a 17-year old Okinawan-American high school student from Portland, Oregon. I recently went back to Henoko this spring because I was frustrated with the silence of the media around this crisis. 

 

I wanted to make a documentary to show the world what's happening. My documentary, "Our Island's Treasure," focuses on the current destruction of the beautiful Okinawan ocean in Henoko and the fight by native Uchinanchu people to protect it. Please help spread awareness.

 

In addition, as a youth member of the Global Uchinanchu Alliance, we organized our first National Week of Action for Henoko on 5/26 - 6/1 and will continue to call on collective action from within the U.S. The information on all of the action ideas are listed in detail on this website. Please join us and share with all of your networks. 

 

This is an emergency. Let's rise for Henoko!

© 2019 Created by Kaiya Yonamine.

ACTION IDEA #6:

SPREAD ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Spread awareness by posting pictures and videos of the beautiful ocean in Henoko.

Action 1: Post pictures and videos of the Henoko ocean to show the beauty of Oura Bay. Spread awareness of the destruction of such a beautiful place with others.

  • TIME NEEDED FOR ACTION: 5 minutes

  • DO:

    • Find pictures from this website or elsewhere of the water, coral reef systems, shells, and animals of Oura Bay. Save these pictures.​

    • Post these pictures and videos on social media (like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, etc.). Explain what's happening to this beautiful ocean.

    • Call on others to spread these pictures. Use the hashtag #riseforhenoko when posting so people around the world can see this sacred ocean.

Action 2: Add the "#RiseForHenoko" profile picture frame on Facebook.

  • TIME NEEDED FOR ACTION: 3 minutes

  • DO:

    • Step 1:​ Go to this link and sign in.

    • Step 2: Select "Change Picture." Choose your picture to post or repost as your profile. Select "Add a frame."

    • Step 3: Select the "#RiseforHenoko" frame from the menu or search for the frame.

    • Step 3: Click "Use as Profile Picture." Choose how long you want to keep this your banner. Save.

    • Share the link to uploading the profile banner on your social media for others to  upload.