COFA Alliance National Network

CANN is proud to co-sponsor the “Ultimate Sacrifice: Advocating for Health Justice for COFA Residents”.  The video highlights the history and current health impact of a nuclear legacy in the Marshall Islands, much of Micronesia and the Pacific Islands.  These stories share insights into the collective struggles of all the Pacific Island communities experiencing systemic inequities resulting in generational health disparities. We honor and express our heartfelt appreciation to Erine Peter-Jitiam, Dr. Sheldon Riklon, and RMI Consul General Eldon Alik for sharing their stories.  Special thanks to David Anitok, CANN’s Co-founder &Community Organizer, Lilly Adams, Consultant for Union of Concerned Scientists, and Brian Cowden, Director & Founder of Cross Roads 2020 film for making sure that this work elevates the voices of our the communities.  Additional “Thank You” to Dr. Holly Barker, Dr. Barbara Johnson, Ambassador Gerald Zackios, and most importantly the Enewetak community in the Big Islands.  

MISSION & PURPOSE: COFA Alliance National Network (CANN) is an Oregon based non-profit organization that is dedicated to advocating for the people of the three Pacific Island nations (Republic of Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia) that have a unique Compact or treaty with the United States. The treaty is called the Compact of Free Association. The primary goal of the organization is to seek social and economic justice under the law for all COFA residents in Oregon and throughout the 50 states and its territories.