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As Heard on Morning Line: Indigenous Women in Activism

Feb 23, 2018
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Our guest this morning on Our Community, Melissa Shaginoff, Anchorage Museum Curator of Contemporary Indigenous Art and Culture, shared about two upcoming Polar Night events tonight, Feb. 23 - "Curated Conversation: Indigenous Women in Activism," and a film called "Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock."

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The topic on Our Community today:Stories, Struggles & Songs: An Indigenous Women's Call to Action for Environmental Reproductive Health and Justice   The conversation featured Vi Waghiyi, of the Alaska Community Action on Toxics and Andrea Carmen & Rochelle Diver of the International Indian Treaty Council. Pollution doesn't just happen, and the effects can be devastating to Native communities, especially when toxic substances move up the food chain to humans and cause birth defects and disease such as cancer. To illuminate this, a term "Environmental Violence" was coined at a Intern