You may have noticed everything around you turning pink. That’s because it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists the disease as the third deadliest form of cancer for Native American women. Are pink campaigns effective in Native America? Has anything changed since a 2009 study showed no improvement in cancer death rates in 20 years?
Captain Suzanne England – Captain Suzanne England, are maternal child health consultant for Great Plains regions of IHS
Dr. Marilyn Roubidoux (enrolled member of the Iowa Tribe) – breast imaging radiologist at the University of Michigan and she’s on board of directors at the American Indian Health and Family Services Clinic of Detroit
Daanis Chosa (Boise Fort Band of Chippew) – community outreach specialist at the American Indian Cancer Foundation
Mardella Gustafson (Lac de Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Indians) – co-leader of the Red Cliff cancer support group and 6-year breast cancer survivor
Break music: Witchi Tai To (song) Joy Harjo (artist) Winding Through the Milky Way (album)