Hundreds of homeless people, including many Micronesians, set up camp in the Kakaako area near downtown Honolulu. The city has worked to clear the area, but homelessness persists. Photo by Mark Edward Harris.
Alice Ehmes leads the Pohnpei Women’s Association of Hawaii in Honolulu. Photo by Cory Lum.
Careless Mathin, left, and Kiana Kasper found shelter for their family at the Next Step homeless shelter in Honolulu. Originally from Chuuk, they came to Hawaii so that Mathin could treat his diabetes. Photo by Cory Lum.
The waitresses at the Blue Lagoon Resort in Chuuk will patiently teach visitors Chuukese phrases. Photo by Chad Blair.
Schoolgirls on Ebeye in the Marshall Islands. Photo by Mark Edward Harris.
Most schools require uniforms, and these boys on Ebeye are no exception. Photo by Mark Edward Harris.
An abandoned bus on Ebeye’s causeway. Photo by Mark Edward Harris.
It’s likely that most Americans have never heard of Majuro, though it is a part of U.S. history. Photo by Mark Edward Harris.
This store in Chuuk is typical of the small shops that cater to casual customers. Photo by Mark Edward Harris.
A child plays in a cemetery that is gradually crumbling into the ocean as climate change raises the sea level. Photo by Mark Edward Harris.
A slaughted boar, part of a traditional feast in Madolenhimw village in Pohnpei. Photo by Mark Edward Harris.
A Pohnpei schoolgirl. Photo by Mark Edward Harris.
Micronesian culture promotes catching and sharing lots of fish with family and friends, like in this scene from Pohnpei. Photo by Nathan Fitch.
A boy paddles home in Walung, Kosrae. Photo by Nathan Fitch.
Micronesians depend on federal dollars to support their economy. Photo by Mark Edward Harris.
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