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AICAF announces Melissa Buffalo as CEO

AICAF Board of Directors Chairperson Gary Ferguson, ND (Aleut/Unangan) has announced that Melissa Buffalo, MS (Meskwaki & Dakota) has been appointed CEO of the organization.

Read the press release here.

AICAF to Host 10th Annual Powwow for Hope

The American Indian Cancer Foundation is thrilled to announce the 10th Annual Powwow for Hope™: Dancing for Life, Love and Hope will happen on August 28, 2021, at the Minneapolis American Indian Center. Powwow for Hope is a community healing event and fundraiser. This event helps to eliminate cancer burdens on Indigenous people across the country.

Read the press release here.

AICAF Supports President Biden's Call to End Cancer

AICAF's Board of Directors and Interim CEO Melissa Buffalo, MS (Meskwaki) applaud President Joe Biden’s call to “end cancer as we know it”. President Biden’s proposal to create an advanced health research agency within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) comes at a crucial time, and we truly believe breakthroughs in cancer research, prevention, and treatment would greatly benefit Native people.

Read the press release here.

AICAF Resources for COVID-19

AICAF is closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We remain heavily invested in the health and safety of our relatives, and will continue to support the well-being of Indigenous communities across the nation. Visit our COVID-19 web page for all the latest culturally-tailored resources and updates surrounding the pandemic. 

COVID-19 Resources & Updates 

United States Preventive Service Task Force Updates Screening Guidlines for HCV

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) is an infection that causes liver inflammation. The United States Preventive Service Task Force recently updated its recommendations for HCV screening to include all adults aged 18 to 79 years. Download our new community and clinic resources to help you understand these new guidelines, and spread the word about the importance of HCV screening in Native communities. 

View Community HCV Screening resource.

View Clinic HCV Screening resource. 

Join Our Board of Directors!

AICAF is now accepting nominations for Indigenous leaders to serve on its Board of Directors for up to three two-year terms. Nominees should have a passion for Native health and should be committed to reducing cancer burdens in our communities. For more information on how to nominate a qualified leader, please contact or call 612.314.4848. 

Learn more about AICAF's expansion efforts and new leadership. 

In Solidarity

A statement from the American Indian Cancer Foundation.

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