Archive for the ‘aboriginal’ Category

June 21 is National Aboriginal Day

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Tuesday, June 21, 2017 is National Aboriginal Day, a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the cultures and contributions of the Indigenous peoples of Canada. The day was first celebrated in 1996. Since 2011, the week leading up to National Aboriginal Day is known locally as Aboriginal Awareness Week Calgary (AAWC). This blog was written by Waylon Yellowhorn, […]

On a Friday Outreach

Friday, October 7, 2016

It’s Friday, 1pm, and the Positive Living lunch for our clients is just getting started downstairs, in the drop-in space. It’s pretty crowded today, and I’m waiting for Waylon and Chelsea to finish their conversations with the people in the room so that we can leave. I’m going with them on outreach; I’ve always wanted […]

The very first time I had to do an HIV Community Link (at that time AIDS Calgary) booth was at a local round dance happening in the urban aboriginal community in Calgary. I was a bit nervous and apprehensive because bringing awareness about HIV/AIDS was a brand new job for me and I was less […]

Pow Wow Snagging

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Every spring and summer the Aboriginal Communities gear up for the Pow wow season. Many travel to other provinces or across the Canada/US border, hitting the road for the whole summer riding the Pow wow trail. “The Powwow is a gathering of people from all over North America. It is a great place to meet […]

Our graphic novel ‘Strong Voices: Stories of Struggle & Strength Living with HIV’ is now available! Working with very tight timelines to put this project together, our first step was to find 4 Aboriginal people living with HIV who were willing to share their story. We also needed to recruit 4 Aboriginal artists to develop […]

Valentine’s Day is the Day of Love

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine’s Day is the day of love. 2013 Valentine’s Day is alsoCalgary’s Fifth Annual Valentine’s Day Women’s Memorial March for Murdered and Missing Women (Press-Release: Calgary Memorial March, 2013)   The Memorial March is in recognition of the disproportionate numbers of Aboriginal women who have never been found or have been murdered.   Alberta has […]