I am a cancer education trainer, cancer advocate, and digital storyteller trainer who is is trying to help change the story of cancer in our Alaska Native and American Indian communities.

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Cancer Support Leadership Training

This is an interactive 3-day training course that I highly recommend if you are wanting to learn how to facilitate a cancer support group for your community.   Website: http://gptchb.org/event/cancer-support-leadership-training-session/

Learn about Colon Health and Screenings

Dear Friends, In my professional life, I develop online cancer learning modules. We are doing our best to develop a respectful online cancer education course for our Tribal communities and we have published a new learning module: “Awakening Choices – Colon Health”; it is item #1 under “Learning Modules”: http://www.akchap.org/html/distance-learning/cancer-education/cancer-ce.html In this module participants will …

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Share Your Story

Find Your Voice

If we were brought up in a household where it was not OK to share feelings or that strength was shown through silence, it can make it difficult to talk about your cancer experience… When I went through treatments, I blogged, talked with others in the chemotherapy room, saw a traditional healer and even joined …

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Looking Forward

Cancer affects us all differently, and not only does it impact our life, it impacts our loved ones lives too.  This storyteller, Jake shares his story that honors his uncle who had bone marrow cancer.  “Embrace and stretch our spirits.” – Jake. I wish you strength and wellness.

Write it Out

untold story

I found that writing every day was helpful; it was a nice way to “let it all hang out” and it was another way to help relieve the stress of treatments, worrying about cancer and if it was going away. It was another way of taking care of myself during such a hard time. Trying …

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Facing Cancer

Facing cancer is tough and talking about it can be tough too.  Here’s a well-done short movie about facing cancer that was filmed and produced by Longhouse Media in Seattle, WA that was developed for Native People for Cancer Control in Seattle, WA. A quote from the movie: “We are women of strength.”