Trying to Protect Health While Preserving Culture: The Work of Summarizing Complex Toxin Data
From ITEP Team
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Angie presents how the Penobscot Nation Water Resources Program has helped Penobscot Nation’s citizens consume wild foods safely, and communicate the cultural significance to the non-Native public.
The work to get the Nation’s water quality monitoring data into their original database delayed the process of entering and sending tissue toxin concentrations to the Water Quality Exchange (WQX). However, this did not prevent the Penobscot Nation from using the data. After many iterations of advisories and outreach materials, they developed clear and attractive brochures and posters as well as an engaging activity using goldfish snack crackers!