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Open Call - Renewing the Voices of Women (VOW)

Open Call – Renewing the Voices of Women (VOW)

Open Call Renewing the Voices of Women (VOW) Would you like to help make a difference in our community? Are you knowledgeable about HIV and AIDS and its current impacts in our communities? We are looking for women from the following areas; the North (which includes Yukon, North West Territories, Nunavut), Quebec, and British Columbia. The […]

Promising Practices in Timiskaming First Nation - Documentary Trailer

Promising Practices in Timiskaming First Nation – Documentary Trailer

Indigenous Communities in Canada are experiencing high rates of Hepatitis C.  Injection drug use remains the highest risk factor for contracting this blood to blood virus. Promising Practices in Timiskaming First Nation was filmed over a two-year period beginning in February 2016 – March 2017.  It tells the story of how one community utilized the […]

CEO Newsletter update

CEO Newsletter update

Ken Clement The summer months have been busy with the exciting conferences held in Durban, South Africa, the release of the Promising Practices documentary, and the initial planning for the Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week 2016.  Other big events include the Global Replenishment meeting, which raised US $12.9 billion raised to address AIDS, Hep C and […]

Promising Practices in Indigenous Communities in Saskatchewan Report

Promising Practices in Indigenous Communities in Saskatchewan Report

Merv Thomas CAAN produced and released the first of two planned twenty-two (22) minute documentaries entitled Promising Practices in Indigenous Communities in Saskatchewan. The film was initially pre-screened in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in July, 2016 and later screened at the International AIDS Conference in Durban South Africa in July 2016.  It is currently being marketed to […]

Doctors Call for State of Emergency to Address HIV and AIDS in Saskatchewan

Doctors Call for State of Emergency to Address HIV and AIDS in Saskatchewan

Monique Fong-Howe On September 19th, 2016, physicians from Saskatchewan along with Chief Felix Thomas of the Saskatoon Tribal Council, Vice Chief Kim Jonathan of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations and Danita Waypoosewyan made a statement asking the Regional Government of Saskatchewan to declare a state of emergency to address HIV and AIDS.  The group […]

CAAN National Transgender Project

CAAN National Transgender Project

Project Coordinator Arthur Dave Miller It was with great excitement that the CAAN National Transgender Project,  Sharing Our Wisdom, a Gender Diverse Project with a Focus on Trans, was launched in November of 2015. The response to the project has been overwhelming with an enormous amount of interest across Canada!!!!!! The project examines how current […]

Assessing Community Readiness in Aboriginal Communities

Assessing Community Readiness in Aboriginal Communities

Ed Bennett On June 14th and 15th, 2016, CAAN hosted a two-day Community Readiness Model (CRM) National Training of Trainers workshop at the Hotel OMNI Mont-Royal in Montreal.  The workshop brought together participants and organizations from Ontario and Quebec. Organizations who took part in the training included: Montreal Native Women’s Shelter, Native Friendship Centre of […]

Reflections on Durban: The Meaningful Engagement of Women and Girls 6th International Indigenous Pre-conference on HIV & AIDS

Reflections on Durban: The Meaningful Engagement of Women and Girls 6th International Indigenous Pre-conference on HIV & AIDS

“Only with the meaningful engagement of Indigenous Peoples will UNAIDS and the world realize its goal of Getting To Zero by 2030” Marama Pala – Co-chair, International Indigenous Working Group on HIV & AIDS The world has come closer to ending AIDS but we’re not there yet. In July of 2016, while 35 million people […]

Women and Girls:  Leaders, Activists and Champions in the HIV Response

Women and Girls: Leaders, Activists and Champions in the HIV Response

By Kari-Dawn Wuttunee Tansi, I am thankful to have the platform to write on a part of my experience while in Durban, South Africa attending the International Pre-Indigenous Conference (July 16 & 17, 2016) on HIV/AIDS 2016 (IIPC). The IIPC is an AIDS affiliated pre-conference that creates a forum for Indigenous Peoples from all over […]

Our “Drum” project has officially been launched!

Our “Drum” project has officially been launched!

Carrielynn Lund Project name Development of a Rural Model for Integrated Shared Care in First Nation and Métis Communities (DRUM-ISCFNMC) Background The Aboriginal Community Resilience to HIV/AIDS and other Blood Borne Diseases (ACRA – 2005 to 2012) was conducted in partnership with Community Information and Epidemiological Technologies (CIETcanada), Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN), Alberta Treaty […]

Musqueam Office’s New Team Member

Musqueam Office’s New Team Member

Amy Mawdsley This fall, I am fortunate to begin working with CAAN at the Musqueam office. I’m looking forward to working with and learning from the CAAN community. I am especially interested in CAAN because of learning about Visioning Health and how that project was a successful model for research based in ceremony, culture and […]

Ka Ni Kanichihk Sisters of Fire

Ka Ni Kanichihk Sisters of Fire

Laverne Gervais “Sisters of Fire attended another year of the Manitoba AIDS Walk 2016. We created a new banner for ourselves and we were honuoured to open the event with a prayer. It was a beautiful day and truly a gift to be surrounding by so many in our community who are as committed to […]

2 Spirited People of the 1st Nations Hires Aboriginal PrEP Project Coordinator

2 Spirited People of the 1st Nations Hires Aboriginal PrEP Project Coordinator

Ed Bennett 2 Spirited Peoples of the 1st Nations is very pleased to announce that Warren Greene has been hired as the Aboriginal PrEP Project Coordinator. As Project Coordinator, Warren’s responsibilities will include providing education and awareness to the Aboriginal community in Toronto about HIV prevention technologies and strategies.  The project consists of establishing and […]

Profiles

Profiles

Jordan Merasty, Peer Support Worker Hello, my name is Jordan Merasty, I am 21 years old. I was diagnosed with HIV when I was 16 years old. Ever since then I have been learning more and understanding my illness. I was the Youth Ambassador for the Prince Albert Metis Women’s Association for 2 weeks, a […]

The Research Corner

The Research Corner

Marni Amirault We hosted a workshop at the CAAN AGM and Skills Building in Montreal, June 2016 called “I’ve been invited to a research team, so now what?” The workshop was meant to give people who had never participated on a research grant as part of a research team an idea of what they could […]