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Koahnic Broadcast Corporation

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

Alaska Community Action on Toxics

Alaska Community Action on Toxics Executive Director Pam Miller says an event coming up Thursday the 29th called Resisterhood: Stand Up for Our Health is a great way to learn about the connection between breast cancer and environmental factors.  

Guest lecturer at the event is Dr Megan Schwarzman, Associate Director of Health and Environment Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry.