Aids.gov, What Does Two-Spirit Mean?

March 20th is National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day to raise awareness of the terrible toll that HIV/AIDS continues to take on Native American populations. HIV/AIDS is a crisis that affects many American Indians and Alaska Natives, but particularly Two-Spirit individuals, who often experience stigma and discrimination in both Native and mainstream society. What Does Two-Spirit Mean? The term “Two-Spirit” has several meanings within Native cultures and communities, but it is … [Read more...]

Observing National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day! – March 20, 2011

    Observing National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day     This Sunday, March 20th, the Indian Health Service (IHS) joins American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities and the nation in observing the fifth National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Originally coordinated by Tribal organizations across the country, recognition of this day has been adopted by native and non-native communities throughout the country as an opportunity to: raise local HIV awareness educate others about HIV … [Read more...]

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