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HIV and AIDS: Impacts on APHAs, Families and Communities

By Carrie Martin and Harvey Michele The Montreal Aboriginal HIV/AIDS community event organized by Harvey Michele and Carrie Martin, Holistic Health Coordinator at the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal (NWSM), was held on May 22, 2013 at Centre St. Pierre. The theme was appropriate as HIV/AIDS impacts the individual, their family, and their entire community. […]

Telling a Different Story: Embedding Culture and Ceremony in How We Work Within a Holistic Framework

By Doris Peltier, APHA Liaison In recent months, high level discussions have been taking place at the federal level; the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has proposed to move towards a more integrated or holistic approach in the delivery of information and services for HIV, HCV, other ‘sexually transmitted blood borne infections’ (STBBIs) and […]

The International Indigenous Working Group on HIV and AIDS (IIWGHA) at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues – From the Outside Looking In

By Trevor Stratton, Consultant and Coordinator of the IIWGHA – www.iiwgha.com At the United Nations it’s hard to get a word in edge-wise, especially for Indigenous people and communities. In response to demands from Indigenous peoples for a high level permanent body at the United Nations, The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) […]

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