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What is Mercury? – Part # 1: How Does Mercury Affect Us As Indigenous Peoples?

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The International Indian Treaty Council’s Environmental Health Program invites you to a 4-part webinar series:

What is mercury?

How does it enter our waters, ecosystems, food sources and bodies?  What are the impacts of this neurotoxin on our health and childrens’ development? What actions can we take in our tribal nations and communities? How can indigenous peoples impact national and internaitonal policies to promote clean-up, remedy, prevention and protection of our rights?

 

PART # 1:  HOW DOES MERCURY AFFECT US AS INDIGENOUS PEOPLES?

NOVEMBER 19, 2021, 12:00 NOON – 1:30 PM MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME

 

 

Panelists:

  • Rochelle Diver, Anishinaabe: IITC Environmental Health Program Coordinator: Introduction to the topic of mercury and reproductive/intergenerational health and webinar moderator
  • Morning Star Gali, Pit River Tribe, IITC California Tribal and Community Liaison: Introduction to the “Gold Greed and Genocide, 20 years Later” video, segment on Mercury contamination in California as toxic legacy of the Gold Rush
  • Myrna Cunningham Kain, Miskitu, Chairperson, Center for the Autonomy and Development of Indigenous Peoples (CADPI), Nicaragua: Impacts on Indigenous Peoples in Nicaragua and Latin America
  • Pam Miller, Executive Director, Alaska Community Action on Toxics and Co-Chair, International POPS Elimination Network (IPEN): Health Impacts of Mercury Contamination in Alaska and around the world
  • Dr. William Carmen, Yaqui Nation, Wildlife Biologist: Impacts on culturally and nutritionally-important animals and plants
  • Questions for panelists: All participants

To register: link.iitc.org/mercury1

Translation will be provided in English and Spanish

Details

Date:
November 19
Time:
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm MST

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