National Aboriginal Youth Strategy on HIV/AIDS in Canada (NAYSHAC)
The National Aboriginal Youth Strategy on HIV/AIDS in Canada
NAYSHAC was launched during Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week on December 1st-5th, 2010.
NAYSHAC was developed with guidance from the National Aboriginal Youth Council on HIV/AIDS (NAYCHA); which is comprised of one Aboriginal (First Nations, Inuit or Metis) youth aged 18 to 29 per province/territory in Canada.
NAYSHAC provides visioning, goals, recommended directions and actions that can be undertaken at all levels in order to lower the high HIV and AIDS rates experienced among Aboriginal youth in Canada.
NAYSHAC supports culturally relevant and youth-sensitive strategies that empower initiatives to compassionately address the complex HIV and AIDS issues and challenges. It further promotes the right of Aboriginal youth to be educated and to educate themselves and their peers about HIV prevention, care, treatment and support.
The ongoing and meaningful involvement of Aboriginal youth in efforts to lower HIV and AIDS will be crucial to the success of NAYSHAC. This strategy will guide the work of the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network and its national and international partners.
Download NAYSHAC – English(25 pages)