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The Resource The river is in US : fighting toxics in a Mohawk community, Elizabeth Hoover

The river is in US : fighting toxics in a Mohawk community, Elizabeth Hoover

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The river is in US : fighting toxics in a Mohawk community
Title
The river is in US
Title remainder
fighting toxics in a Mohawk community
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Hoover
Title variation
Fighting toxics in a Mohawk community
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mohawk midwife Katsi Cook lives in Akwesasne, an indigenous community in upstate New York that is downwind and downstream from three Superfund sites. For years she witnessed elevated rates of miscarriages, birth defects, and cancer in her town, ultimately drawing connections between environmental contamination and these maladies. When she brought her findings to environmental health researchers, Cook sparked the United States' first large-scale community-based participatory research project. In The River Is in Us, author Elizabeth Hoover takes us deep into this remarkable community that has partnered with scientists and developed grassroots programs to fight the contamination of its lands and reclaim its health and culture. Through in-depth research into archives, newspapers, and public meetings, as well as numerous interviews with community members and scientists, Hoover shows the exact efforts taken by Akwesasne's massive research project and the grassroots efforts to preserve the Native culture and lands. She also documents how contaminants have altered tribal life, including changes to the Mohawk fishing culture and the rise of diabetes in Akwesasne. Featuring community members such as farmers, health-care providers, area leaders, and environmental specialists, while rigorously evaluating the efficacy of tribal efforts to preserve its culture and protect its health, The River Is in Us offers important lessons for improving environmental health research and health care, plus detailed insights into the struggles and methods of indigenous groups. This moving, uplifting book is an essential read for anyone interested in Native Americans, social justice, and the pollutants contaminating our food, water, and bodies."--EBSCO
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hoover, Elizabeth
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mohawk Indians
  • Akwesasne Indian Reserve (Québec and Ont.)
  • Polychlorinated biphenyls
  • Food contamination
  • Environmental health
  • Mohawk Indians
  • Mohawk Indians
  • Subsistence economy
  • HISTORY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Ecology
  • Environmental health
  • Food contamination
  • Mohawk Indians
  • Polychlorinated biphenyls
  • Subsistence economy
  • Canada
Label
The river is in US : fighting toxics in a Mohawk community, Elizabeth Hoover
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Driving tour through the political and environmental history of Akwesasne -- Environmental contamination, health studies, and mitigation politics -- "We're not going to be guinea pigs" : lessons from community-based participatory research -- Contamination, convenience, and a changing food culture -- Pcbs and thrifty genes : broadening the scope of illness explanation
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on1007500958
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Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781452956244
Lccn
2017050266
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1p57d0v
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1007500958
Label
The river is in US : fighting toxics in a Mohawk community, Elizabeth Hoover
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Driving tour through the political and environmental history of Akwesasne -- Environmental contamination, health studies, and mitigation politics -- "We're not going to be guinea pigs" : lessons from community-based participatory research -- Contamination, convenience, and a changing food culture -- Pcbs and thrifty genes : broadening the scope of illness explanation
Control code
on1007500958
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452956244
Lccn
2017050266
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1p57d0v
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1007500958

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