Joy Rivera on FIRST PERSON RADIO 2/22/17

Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor as they talk with Joy Rivera, Seneka Nation Haudenosaunee, Snipe Clan. She is the Community Education Specialist for the American Indian Cancer Foundation in Minneapolis. The Foundation has a new program called Refer-A-Relative, which she will describe and she has new information about  Colon Cancer Month which begins in March. 

Joy does outreach in the Twin Cities indigenous community as the Community Education Specialist of the American Indian Cancer Foundation.  In this work, she can tell you and anyone who will listen what to do to prevent colon cancer. She has more than 30 years teaching experience in the Indigenous community at the junior high, senior high and adult levels of education. Joy taught at both the late Heart of the Earth Survival School and the Red School House. For the past 17 years, she coordinated the nationally-recognized Ogitchidag Gikinooamaagad Peer Education Program that traveled throughout Indian County teaching other Indigenous youth about health-related topics through live theater. This program developed and implemented its own culturally-specific peer education curriculum to Indigenous youth grades 7-12.  Reach Joy at:



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