Aanoodizewin, The Commercial Determinants of Indigenous Health Episode 1: Infant Formula

In this episode, Amy and Daniel speak with Dr. Joey-Lynn Wabie and Dr. Cecília Tomori to discuss the infant formula industry.

Aanoodizewin is a podcast by Professor Amy Shawanda and Daniel Eisenkraft Klein, academics who have studied the commercial determinants of health in the context of Indigenous communities. In this podcast, they receive expert guests from around the world to discuss how different industries affect and have affected the health of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and worldwide.

Aanoodizewin is availabe on Youtube, Spotify, Apple Music, Iheartradio and Google Podcasts.

About the Guests

Joey-Lynn Wabie

Podcast Guest

Dr. Joey-Lynn Wabie is an Algonquin Anicinabe ikwe from Mahingan Sagahigan (Wolf Lake) First Nation in northwestern Quebec. Her Anicinabe nooswin is ziigwankwe (spring woman) and she is from the atik (caribou) clan. She currently lives as an uninvited guest in Atikameksheng Anishnawbek territory learning to live within the 1850 Robinson Huron treaty and fulfill its obligations to the best of her ability. ziigwankwe is an Associate Professor at Laurentian University (Sudbury, Ontario) in the School of Indigenous Relations, teaching Indigenous Social Work at the undergraduate level, and in the Master of Indigenous Relations program. She is an active member of the Maamwizing Indigenous Research Institute as Associate Director. She is also the Academic Director of Indigenous Initiatives at YouthREX (housed at York University).  ziigwankwe takes her roles as a wife, mother, sister, and auntie very seriously with a lot of love and care put into its well-being. She understands herself to be a small part of Creation and is continuously learning to fulfill her roles and responsibilities. You can always find her with a latte in hand and planning something fun to do.

Cecília Tomori

Podcast Guest

Cecília Tomori is Associate Professor and Director of Global Public Health and Community Health at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, with a joint appointment at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health. She is a Hungarian-American anthropologist and public health scholar whose work investigates the structural and sociocultural drivers that shape health, illness, and health inequities. Tomori is internationally recognized for her expertise on breastfeeding, infant sleep, and maternal child health. She is an author of three books on breastfeeding and reproduction, and numerous publications, including the Lancet 2023 Breastfeeding Series. Tomori has collaborated with colleagues at Johns Hopkins and beyond on breastfeeding, infant sleep, infectious disease prevention, drug use and health policy, and her work has influenced guidance on these topics.

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