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Valarie - Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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As a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Dr. Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan knows firsthand how hard it can be for Native people to access healthy foods. She points to the loss of traditional cultures as a key cause of today’s high rates of diabetes among Native Americans, and uses her own family as an example.

Aired: 04/15/20 | Rating: NR

A Production of Structure Films for WGBH. With funding from: Draper, The Russell Berrie Foundation, Sami Inkinen, through the Inkinen Family Donor-Advised Fund, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS.

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