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Diabetes Epidemic

Published: August 5, 2010, Author: JayTaber

When it comes to diabetes, indigenous communities suffer disproportionately. Some of this is due to dietary changes forced on them by industrial societies, but according to The Dominion’s John Schertow, it may have more to do with pollutants. Given the number of pollution–related health problems from industrial practices on indigenous lands, this growing health crisis could indeed become epidemic.

Chief George Manuel Memorial Indigenous Library

The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.

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