Reclaiming Indigenous sexual health is good medicine: Indigenous self-determination as HIV prevention
This webinar is part of a series organized in partnership between Oahas, 2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations and CATIE.
How might we approach conversations about sexual health in a good way? How are Indigenous people in Ontario responding to the impacts of colonialism on sexual health, in particular the prevention of HIV transmission in the context of sex? We will answer these questions and more in a webinar on June 13.
Join us for a dialogue among diverse Indigenous people on the prevention of HIV transmission in the context of sex. We will destigmatize HIV and approach sexual health through a decolonial critique and decolonial hope, emanating from Indigenous self-determination.
We take a critical look at sexual health inequities faced by Indigenous people in Ontario and on the impact of colonialism on the ability of Indigenous people to talk about sex, including pleasure and diverse purposes of sexuality. After an acknowledgment of the impacts of colonialism on sexual health, including inequities in access to and uptake of HIV prevention strategies, speakers will participate in an engaging dialogue on HIV prevention using humour – a strength of Indigenous people – to dismantle the stigma related to sexual health.
Finally, speakers will look at how Indigenous innovation is contributing to improved access to and uptake of HIV prevention technologies.
Elder Linda Barkman
With moderator: Aaron Bowerman
- Albert Beck
- Valerie Oshag
- Teddy Syrette
- J. Andrew Baker
CATIE is supported by the Ontario Ministry of Health to deliver information and education for HIV service providers in Ontario.