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What is Mercury? – Session II: Sources of Mercury Contamination in Our Homelands (Part 1)

<em>Señal de advertencia para el consumo de pescado, norte de California</em>

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 children’s development? What actions can we take in our tribal nations and communities? How can indigenous peoples impact national and international policies to promote clean-up, remedy, prevention and protection of our rights?

 

SESSION II:  SOURCES OF MERCURY CONTAMINATION IN OUR HOMELANDS (PART 1)

FRIDAY 25, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:45 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME

 

 

Panelists:

  • Tai Pelli, United Confederation of Taino People: Panel Moderator and Updates on Coal Ash Dumping in the Caribbean
  • Rochelle Diver, Fond du Lac Band, Anishinaabe, IITC Environmental Health Program Coordinator: Mercury contamination in the Great Lakes region
  • Morning Star Gali, Pit River Tribe, IITC California Tribal and Community Liaison: Mercury Contamination as toxic legacy of the California Gold Rush
  • Lucy Mulenkei, Maasai, Executive Director, Indigenous Information Network: Mercury contamination in Kenya, Africa
  • Ledubina Guill Zamora, Miskitu, Organizacion de Mujeres de Territorio Indigena Wangki Lu Aubra Wangki Tangni: “Artisinal” Gold Mining in Nicaragua
  • Anpo Jensen, Oglala Lakota, IITC Environmental Health Research Specialist: Mercury contamination and gold mining in the Black Hills
  • Questions and Comments

To register: link.iitc.org/mercury2

Translation will be provided in English and Spanish

Details

Date:
February 25
Time:
11:00 am – 12:45 pm EST
https://link.iitc.org/MERCURY2

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