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Posted on Feb 5, 2016 7:45pm via Facebook: WE ARE STILL WORKING, BUT SLOWED FOR LACK OF FUNDS
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Our Research Team has been a bit tardy reporting on our activities for the last month or so. We have been engaged in Phase 1, Stage 1 (gathering existing dose reconstruction studies from around the world and radiation/hazardous chemical exposure studies as well. We are focusing on public studies from South Korea, France, United States, and Britain to evaluate how each study was conducted, its findings, whether indigenous population exposures were considered, general exposure results and dose reconstruction methods. The purpose of this Phase 1 Stage 1 effort has been to assess whether past studies reveal consistency, involvement of the same researchers, institutional (government) similarities, and similar or parallel findings and conclusions. Several studies were truncated (not finished) by various governments and we are interested in knowing why.
WE have also be in touch with the Yakama Nation government in an effort to gain access to a "plants, medicines and culture" database as well as our effort to establish an agreement for collaborating with the Environmental Restoration and Waste Management program at the Yakama. Our study is wide ranging and the first of its kind -- certainly as concerns an indigenous population. No studies have been conducted anywhere in the world even though six of the ten most toxic radiation and toxic chemical sites are located in indigenous territories. If the Yakama government collaborates we will then be able to better engage Yakama tribal members and other residents on the Yakama Reservation to document exposures through a "longitudinal retrospective" study back to 1944. That is Phase three of the current study. We have not as yet (after two months) heard back from the Yakama government. We are advised that the recent elections now require in February a reorganization of the Council.
The researchers are preparing to write three articles discussing the Radiation Exposure Study to better inform the public about the study and why it is necessary. These articles will be published in March.
We have raised only about $2000 toward our initial needed $60,000 and those funds were used to allow two of our researchers to participate in a meeting on the 10th and 11th of December to discuss the current state of knowledge among ERWM and supporter technicians working under US Department of Energy contracts.
We need to raise a working sum of $450,000 USD to make this project speed up and we need the Yakama Nation government to collaborate with us to speed up the study too. These are serious limitations, but we hope our initial supporters will consider donating more to help out.Sign In | Fundly
Posted on Feb 5, 2016 11:49am via Twitter: We are starting again to raise our initial funding need of $60,000. Won't you help us now? https://t.co/SbYpQImrQH
Posted on Feb 5, 2016 11:46am via Twitter: WE ARE STILL WORKING, BUT SLOWED FOR LACK OF FUNDS
Our Research Team has been a bit tardy reporting on our activ... https://t.co/NtIUpInrm0
Posted on Feb 4, 2016 3:56pm via Facebook: MS. skʷumqnálqs AMELIA A.M. MARCHAND of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation has been appointed as a member of the Center for World Indigenous Studies Associate Scholars Program.
Holding a Masters Degree in Environmental Law & Policy at the Vermont Law School. She has extensive experience and background in the fields of Environmental Law focusing on climate change, land use and sustainable development as well as efforts to restore cultural properties and cultural foods and medicines as well as some of the languages of the Colville Confederation. These qualities recommend here at the very heights of scholarship not only in the Confederation but among outstanding scholars from around the world in the Associate Scholars Program.
We celebrate Amelia's scholarship and accomplishments and welcome her to the Associate Scholars program.Timeline Photos