RSSArchive for April, 2014

May is National Aboriginal Hepatitis C Awareness Month

May is National Aboriginal Hepatitis C Awareness Month

The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network, Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada and Hepatitis Services, BC Centre for Disease Control are partnering on the National Aboriginal Hepatitis C Awareness Campaign having agreed upon a mutual desire to work together to recognize the diversity and rights of Aboriginal Peoples regardless of residency, including the rights of Aboriginal Peoples to access and benefit […]

CAAN’s Strategy Project Ancillary Event at CAHR 2014

CAAN’s Strategy Project Ancillary Event at CAHR 2014

This session will promote the Refining the Research Response: , initiate dialogue through an interactive presentation, and connect our target audiences including Aboriginal People Living with HIV/AIDS (APHA) along with community, health service workers and researchers alike to inform a plan to get to zero in Aboriginal communities throughout Canada. Furthermore, our CAHR session will […]

CEO Reflections

CEO Reflections

By Ken Clement With the arrival of springtime let us all turn a page with much vigour and optimism.  We are currently awaiting the sign off to a new Contribution Agreement with the integrated model of the work moving forward.  It will be a challenging time as we set on a new direction.  The important […]

CAAN Projects And Communications Update

CAAN Projects And Communications Update

Tansi, Congratulations to Canada for winning the Gold in Hockey in Sochi!!  As we wind down the 2013-2014 fiscal year, CAAN is once again gearing up for finalizing all of our year end reports, evaluations and also getting ready for conferences including: 1)the Annual General Meeting and Skills Building Workshops and 2) for the International […]

Sharing our Knowledge in new ways

Sharing our Knowledge in new ways

By Marni Amirault When I came to CAAN, I had finished a Masters of Arts in Anthropology which focused on Aboriginal filmmaking and media. It was my hope that I would be able to bring to my skill and knowledge set to my role at CAAN. Interest in Arts-based research is growing in our community, […]

Saskatchewan Indigenous Strategy on HIV and AIDS

Saskatchewan Indigenous Strategy on HIV and AIDS

Excitement is building for the development and implementation of the Indigenous strategy in Saskatchewan.  As the rates of HIV and AIDS within this province continue to rise, it is important that targeted culturally appropriate messaging, and programs and services be developed and overseen by a provincial council to ensure that the needs of the Aboriginal […]

International Women’s Day 2014

International Women’s Day 2014

On March 8, 2014 CAAN staff based in Dartmouth, NS participated in a rally for International Women’s day linking our research with a call to action in support of Positive Aboriginal Women. This is the speech Renée Masching, Director of Research and Policy, delivered at the Grand Parade Square in Halifax: “It is an honour […]

Assessing Community Readiness Update

Assessing Community Readiness Update

By Ed Bennett and Monique Fong The City of Halifax, Nova Scotia, played host to CAANs Community Readiness National Train-the-Trainer session from November 28 – 30, 2013.  Participants came from the communities of Eskasoni, Waycobah, Millbrook and Indian Brook in Nova Scotia and one came from Red Bank, New Brunswick. To start kick the training […]

United Nations: Indigenous Experts talk about Sexual Health and Reproductive Rights

United Nations: Indigenous Experts talk about Sexual Health and Reproductive Rights

Expert Group Meeting on Sexual Health and Reproductive Rights How many Indigenous people does it take to change the world? On January 17-19, 2014 seven Indigenous experts were invited to attend the Expert Group Meeting on Sexual Health and Reproductive Rights at the UN Headquarters in New York City. One of the experts was Dr. […]

Indigenous Youth Rise Up to Wholistic Health

Indigenous Youth Rise Up to Wholistic Health

By Jessica Danforth, National Youth Coordinator, CAAN It continues to be an amazing journey with the National Aboriginal Youth Council on HIV/AIDS (NAYCHA). As a national Indigen ous youth council that represents Indigenous youth working on issues of HIV and other STBBI’s, including harm reduction and sexual health, they continue to inspire and motivate in […]

Our Home Fires = Kinship, Community and Love

Our Home Fires = Kinship, Community and Love

By Doris Peltier, APHA Liaison (CAAN) We are such storytellers, and those that know me, know that I always use story to share knowledge. I want to use story to contextualize the title I have chosen for this article and how it connects to my ongoing dialogue with one of our traditional elders. A few […]