March 20 is National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD)

Wednesday, March 20 is National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD). While American Indians and Alaska Natives make up 1.7% (5.2 million people) of the total US population and accounted for <1% of new HIV infections in the U.S., but have one of the shortest survival times after HIV or AIDS diagnosis of all race/ethnicity groups. According to the CDC, when population size is taken into account, American Indians and Alaska Natives ranked fifth in estimated rates of HIV/AIDS diagnosis, … [Read more...]

Diane Longboat – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this soul filled spirit in a human body. Devoted to her cause, as Speaker of the Governing Council.       WOMAN of ACTION™     Diane Longboat       Speaker of our Governing Council Diane Longboat, Kahontakwas, a Mohawk, Turtle Clan woman from Six Nations, is a ceremonial leader, traditional teacher of Indigenous spiritual ways and a healer. She is a professional educator, … [Read more...]

Interracial Relationships – WOMEN in RECOVERY

      In recent years, people have become more open minded, and as a result, they have broadened their horizons regarding what type of person they would like to date. This means that we have all had the opportunity to meet wonderful people who may or may not be the same race as we are. Interracial relationships can be very rewarding, but can also be very complicated.   ... but honestly, they become complicated only because people make them that way.      Dealing with the … [Read more...]

FY11 Awards Made Under the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund

  In a post last month, Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, provided an overview of the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF) and highlighted the changes that were made this year to bring it into better alignment with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and recommendations from a recent program evaluation. As promised, today we are providing information on the activities supported by the FY2011 Secretary’s MAI Fund. Deliberate, … [Read more...]

PMO – Prime Minister of Canada on National Aboriginal Day

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on National Aboriginal Day June 21, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement to mark National Aboriginal Day: “Today we honour and celebrate Aboriginal peoples in Canada on this, the 15th anniversary of National Aboriginal Day. “In addition to their remarkable art and culture, which continue to be an integral part of Canadian identity, Aboriginal peoples make enormous contributions to this country every … [Read more...]

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