RSSArchive for June, 2016

Promising Practices Documentary Screening and Premiere Event

Promising Practices Documentary Screening and Premiere Event

INVITATION Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network invites you to Promising Practices in Indigenous Communities in Saskatchewan screening You are cordially invited to join us for the Promising Practices Documentary Screening and Premiere event to be held at select cities across Canada.  This film had an initial screening on July 12, 2016 in Saskatoon and was officially […]

Update from the CEO's Office

Update from the CEO’s Office

By Ken Clement Hello All, We will soon enjoy summer with fun in the sun, time with family and cultural gatherings across Canada. Gatherings will highlight the social and cultural connection to family and community. Have fun as you participate in many different activities with your families. Staff has been busy planning for future funding […]

Director of National Programs and Communications Update

Director of National Programs and Communications Update

By Merv Thomas Director of National Programs and Communications Update As we make our final preparations for the Annual General Meeting we want to acknowledge all of our volunteers that sit on our many national committees for the excellent service they provide to the HIV and AIDS movement in Canada. We cannot do our work […]

Meaningful Engagement of HIV-Positive Indigenous Women in Research – They Have to Want To Be There!!

Meaningful Engagement of HIV-Positive Indigenous Women in Research – They Have to Want To Be There!!

by Doris Peltier National Coordinator – Visioning Health II Visioning Health was “a healing journey”, “good medicine”, “inner healing”, “a powerful journey”, “healing in lots of ways” ~ VH I HIV-Positive Indigenous Women As most of you already know, in July 2015, after two years and two submissions, and many hours of hard dedicated work, […]

Aboriginal Women and Leadership - Honoring Indigenous Women and Children

Aboriginal Women and Leadership – Honoring Indigenous Women and Children

By Monique Fong I want to begin this article with a quote: “The Western patriarchal paradigm paints Indigenous women as vulnerable; unworthy of value or respect. We know better. We know that we as lifegivers are strong, resilient, and capable of great things. This document is proof of that. It’s time to move forward – […]

2016 National Aboriginal Hepatitis C Awareness Campaign

2016 National Aboriginal Hepatitis C Awareness Campaign

by Ed Bennett For the last two months the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network in partnership with Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada, and the Attendance for Hepatitis C Care Project at the BC Centre of Disease Control, along with the National Aboriginal Hepatitis C Awareness Campaign Steering Committee have been busy planning and preparing to launch […]

We are the Medicine – HIV ‘Lived Experience’ as the Home-fire

We are the Medicine – HIV ‘Lived Experience’ as the Home-fire

By Doris Peltier & Trevor Stratton APHA Liaison(s) – CAAN – May 2016 Have you ever wondered what goes in inside the CAAN Aboriginal People who live with HIV and AIDS (APHA) National Caucus? The best answer we can give you is likely encapsulated in this one word – LEADERSHIP. And so, this article will […]

Reclaiming Indigenous Voices: Our Lives. Our Health. Our Future.

Reclaiming Indigenous Voices: Our Lives. Our Health. Our Future.

International Indigenous Working Group on HIV & AIDS Written by: Trevor Stratton IIWGHA Coordinator Have you ever been to an International AIDS Conference? I remember attending my first one in Toronto in 2006 (AIDS 2006). It was crowded with hard working community activists, academics, researchers, doctors and professionals. I was overwhelmed. I was confused and […]

Patrick Brownlee AGM Coordinator

Patrick Brownlee AGM Coordinator

Hello everyone, It’s that time of year again when we are busy planning and organizing this year’s AGM and Skills Building. The meeting this year will be held in the east in Montreal, QC at the OMNI Mont-Royal Hotel. The theme for this year AGM and Skills Building is Woman and Children. To shake things […]

The Research Corner - Summer 2016

The Research Corner – Summer 2016

SHERRI: Time sure does fly as it seems like it was only a few days ago that Marni and I were gallivanting around BC together, attending meetings and networking. Yet, that was already a few months ago. Sadly, we have not been engaged in work together these past few months, rather we have taken the […]

FOCUS GROUP - Sharing Our Wisdom: A Gender Diverse Project with a focus on Trans. Montreal

FOCUS GROUP – Sharing Our Wisdom: A Gender Diverse Project with a focus on Trans. Montreal

Focus Group Sharing Our Wisdom: A Gender Diverse Project With A Focus On Trans. We Require Your Input !!!!! The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network will be conducting a focus group in Montreal June 14 2016 from 6pm to 9pm at the Omni Hotel, 1050 Rue Sherbrook West, preceding the CAAN AGM. This focus group is […]