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PABLO — The Breastfeeding Coalition of the Mission Valley is pleased to announce that Camie Goldhammer, founder and chair of the Native American Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington, will give a public lecture on the effects of historical and complex traumas on American Indian/Alaska Native families, and its relation to breastfeeding on Thursday, April 28.

Her work focuses on the inequity in breastfeeding support, breastfeeding justice, and food/tribal sovereignty through breastfeeding.

Childcare will be provided, and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. followed by Ms. Goldhammer’s talk at 7 p.m. at the Joe McDonald Health and Fitness Center’s Camas Room at Salish Kootenai College. 

The event is free and open to the public because of the support from the following organizations in addition to the Breastfeeding Coalition of the Mission Valley: the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Teen Parent Assist Fund Program and Tribal Health, the Montana Breastfeeding Coalition, St. Luke Community Healthcare Network, Best Beginnings Children’s Partnership, CSKT Gaming, SKC Community Health and Development, The Nest, and Lake County Public Health.

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