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...]

Kathleen Sebelius: Tribes Find Assistance in Recovery Act

    Tribes Find Assistance in Recovery Act     The Cheyenne River Sioux’s Eagle Butte Health Center (South Dakota) is nearing completion, with assistance from the Recovery Act. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Indian Health Service.   Secretary Kathleen Sebelius established the Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee (STAC) to advise the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on its government-to-government relationship and delivery of services to Tribal communities. At the STAC’s first meeting … [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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