A “pala pala” is a small structure in Chamorro culture that is used as shelter from the sun and rain. There is usually one on a farm or ranch, and after working all day, people come in for lunch to share conversations and laughs. “Under the Pala Pala” is a video series that brings together Indigenous ocean advocates to discuss front-line conservation efforts across the United States. The fourth episode explores why it is important for nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to have Native staff and explores how green NGOs can attract and retain Native talent to work in conservation.
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