Aboriginal Awareness Week Calgary 2016

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 is National Aboriginal Day, a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis 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). AAWC’s theme for 2016 is “Keeping the Circle Strong” – “Courage of Picking up the Feather – “Celebrating our Children, Youth and Young Adults.”

The Aboriginal Awareness Week Calgary website lists the community events taking place in and around Calgary during the week of Awareness.

HIV Community Link has a program dedicated to Aboriginal communities. The Strong Voices Program is a culturally integrated HIV support, prevention and awareness program led and delivered by and for Aboriginal people. The program is founded in the Aboriginal worldview, guided and led by and for local community. Find out more here. Also, take a look at our graphic novel series (click here) about Stories of Struggle and Strength Living with HIV.