ANCHORAGE – The 6TH ANNUAL BIONEERS IN ALASKA: CREATING SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES CONFERENCE will be held at UAA. Registration is available at www.sustainak.org. This year we have invited two great speakers – LADONNA REDMOND and ROSEMARY AHTUANGARUAK. LaDonna Redmond is a community food security activist working on Chicago’s west side. She is the President and CEO of The Institute for Community Resource Development (ICRD), a non-profit, community based organization that assists residents of urban communities obtain access to safe, healthy food through the development of alternative food systems. Rosemary Ahtuangaruak is a Community Health Practitioner and Physician Assistant from the village of Nuiqsut. She is an Inupiat Community of the Arctic Slope Regional Tribal Council Member, the Alaska Inter-Tribal Council Executive Council Secretary, former Mayor of the City of Nuiqsut, and a graduate of Univ. of Washington Medex Northwest Physician Assistant Program. Rosemary will be presenting on concerns from Nuiqsut on the impacts of oil and gas development on traditional and cultural uses and health. To see the 2009 satellite (plenary) speakers, go to http://www.bioneers.org/conference. For more information, contact Geran Tarr, Conference Coordinator, Bioneers in Alaska, at 907-360-4047 or email geran@chugach.net.

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