While Kma prepared for her entry the previous day, Pops searched for his next Storyteller. Kma had mentioned something about including Obama. Pops told her that he had seen a video where Obama was speaking about the Global Goals. He wondered if President Trump mentioned anything about the Global Goals. He went to his Youtube news channel and typed. "Trump Global Goals." Nothing obvious came up, but Obama's video addressing the Global Goals showed up in the results.
Pops watched one video of Trump which outlined American Foreign Policy goals. In his speech Trump was emphatic "to always put the interests of the Americans and American security above all else." That made Pops wonder. What are the interests of Americans? Would American be interested in participating in the Global Goals if they knew about them?
After watching Trump's speech, he watched Obama addressing the UN Assembly in September 2015 just after the Global Goals had been introduced (76,134 views). Pops also liked some of the things Obama stated. He said, "I am committing the United State to achieving the sustainable development goals (9:30)." This was nice, but had all Americans heard about them? Would they be the interest of the Americans? How can Americans carry this interest on a daily basis? Would it work to buy a cup of coffee from Starbucks knowing Kirsten at Starbucks is helping to end hunger? Obama continued, "This is not just the job of politicians; it is the work of all of us. The next chapter is not about what government spends. It has to harness the unprecedented resources of our inner connected world (10:10)." Pops agreed. Obama then said, "It means breaking cycles of dependence by helping people become more self sufficient, not just giving people fish, but teaching them how to fish." As a former school principal, this was one of Pops' favorite quotes. The teacher Mareike from Germany said we are going to need a lot more teachers to accomplish this task. This will be a fantastic time to be a teacher anywhere in the world.
After watching the Obama video, he saw a video of Nixiwaka Yawanawa called "We are Are All Connected with Nature" (538,500 views) that showed up in suggested videos. In his broken English, Nixiwaka was raising awareness of indigenous peoples. He said, "What people need is more love & understanding of each other." Pops liked the story he was telling. He also spoke of Ayahuasca ceremonies, something that Pops and Kma experienced at a luxury camping site in Costa Rica called Rythmia. Nixiwaka said that Ayahuasca helps one "to see what is life, to see yourself, your spirit, and what you are doing in this world." Ayahuasca had definitely been an eye opening experience for Pops and Kma and it led to a greater understanding of nature and our connection to it and all the other passengers on Spaceship Earth.
Pops wrote, "Welcome to our family of Master Storytellers Nixiwaka. We also want to live on a planet where there is more love and understanding. We accept your invitation to visit you in the Amazon, after June 10th. How can we reach you?" Pops accepted the invitation without asking Kma, but he knew her well. This was the work of Angels, Queens, Grandmothers, Wives, and Lovers, all of whom he knew Kma as and so he knew she would accept. She had adventure in her blood.