Weaving our Wisdoms (WoW) is a multi-year, multi-stakeholder initiative that supports Indigenous people living with HIV and AIDS by supporting connections to land-based teachings delivered by HIV Olders.
HIV Olders are Indigenous people living with HIV and AIDS (IPHAs) who have lived long term with HIV and are considered knowledge holders who have wisdom and experience to support HIV wellness for other IPHAs.
HIV Olders understand how cultural teachings can be a positive action initiative to support managing day-to-day needs of living with HIV. They are knowledge holders of HIV history.
“As an Older, we see a lot, and sometimes those views help us recognize what we’re doing;
what we need to do.”
- Chad Dickie's reflection from Koeye Lodge
IN THE NEWS
December 1, 2019
The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) is pleased to announce the appointment of our new CEO! A warm welcome to Margaret Kisikaw Piyesis!
November 24, 2019
Sandy Lambert, one of WoW's HIV Olders and DUDES club resident Elder was featured on CBC Radio's Cross Country Check-up; "Leave your armour at the door': How bonding is helping Indigenous men heal body, mind and spirit." (Link here)
October 30, 2019
Sherri Pooyak, WoW's nominated principal investigator, was recently interviewed by Pacific AIDS Network. Click here for the full article.
October 24, 2019
Interested in a research opportunity? GIPA Homefire: Understanding IPHA Leadership Towards a Wholistic Response to STBBIs is recruiting participants! For more information click here.
October 18, 2019
HIV Older Chad Dickie will be speaking about HIV stigma at the Canadian Conference on Global Health in the symposium Honoring Differences, Respecting Experiences, Building Global Bridges: Three stories of HIV from Canada