WISER 2020

The WISER Webinar Series

  • Weaving Indigenous Stories of Experience and Resilience: Our Vision for Indigenous Health

Begins July 3 & 5 with the International Indigenous Pre-Conference for HIV and AIDS (IIPCHA) a two-day event leading into AIDS 2020. During AIDS 2020 we invite you to participate daily in the Global Village at our NGO Booth and at the Indigenous Peoples Networking Zone. The WISER webinar series will then continue through the month on July 11-30.

  • Attendance for all of these activities is free.
  • The webinars will have simultaneous interpretation in English, French, and Spanish
IIPCHA SIDA 2020 ESPAÑOL – AQUÍ :: HERE
Indigneous AIDS 2020

How to watch the event live in English, French or Spanish

Step-by-step instructions with screenshots (PDF): KUDO – How to Join – WISER2020

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On your Computer

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•  Download the KUDO app at the Apple App Store (for iPhones) or Google Play (for Android).

• Have your headset with microphone ready (if you plan to speak)
• When the webinar start time comes, join with this link https://kudolive.page.link/WISER2020.

• If you have already downloaded the KUDO app, the session will open directly when you click on the link.

 

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8TH INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS PRE-CONFERENCE ON HIV & AIDS – SESSION I

Friday July 3, 2020 :: 9am – 1pm PDT

Opening Ceremonies: Will include sharing Indigenous forms of expression such as art, music and dance; and an opportunity to hear from our Pre-conference hosts, partners and influential dignitaries from the local, national and international levels.

Keynote Sessions will explores the past, present and future of the Indigenous HIV response both nationally and internationally.

Learn More About IIPCHA

Elton Naswood – National Native HIV Network [USA] and IIWGHA
Amaranta Gomez – Colectivo Binni Laanu A.C. [Mexico] and IIWGHA

Opening Prayer – Calling in the Ancestors / Welcome to the Territory – Community Elders / Traditional Expressions

    • Corrina Gould – Confederated Villages of Lisjan [USA]
    • Kanyon Sayers-Roods – Indian Canyon Mutsun Band of Costanoan Ohlone People [USA]
    • BAAITS Drum – Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits [USA]
    • Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network Canada (IIWGHA Secretariat) [Canada]
    • PrEPahHontoz HIV prevention [USA]
    • National Native HIV Network [USA]
    • Tony Enos Performs [USA]
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  • Kurt Begaye National Native HIV Network [USA]
  • Margaret Kisikaw Piyesis -Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network [Canada]
  • Denise Lambert – Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network [Canada]
  • Cesar Antonio Nuñez Zuniga Director, RST Latin America & Caribbean – Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)  [Panama]
  • Minister of Health, the Honourable Patty Hajdu – Government of Canada [Canada]
  • Rick Haverkate (National HIV/ AIDS Program Director) – Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [USA]
  • Andrew J Jolivette – UC San Diego [USA]
  • Ron Rowell (Choctaw/ Kaskaskia) – Founder, National Native American AIDS Prevention Center [USA]
  • Dr. Pilar Montalvo – International Indigenous HIV & AIDS Community [Peru]

WISER 2020 – ENGLISH (all languages) replay videos here 

WISER 2020 – FRANÇAIS 

WISER 2020 – ESPAÑOL 

8TH INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS PRE-CONFERENCE ON HIV & AIDS – SESSION II

Sunday July 5, 2020 :: 9am – 11am PDT

The Global Response to HIV and AIDS: Indigenous Latin American Voices

Presentations will cover engagement of Latin American Indigenous leaders in the response to HIV for Indigenous Peoples; and Indigenous Peoples Response to HIV – Lessons learned from the world’s indigenous leaders in global venues and also emerging challenges of building a strong global Indigenous movement.

Pilar Montalvo – Corporacion para el Desarrollo Social, SIPIA, IIWGHA, IIHAC [Peru]

  • Amaranta Gomez – Colectivo Binni Laanu A.C., IIWGHA Leader [Mexico]
  • José Yac – IDEI, IIWGHA Leader [Guatemala]
  • Trevor Stratton – IIWGHA Coordinator [Canada]
  • Annemary Fiabema – Faith Heritage Family, IIWGHA Leader (Nigeria)
 
 

WISER 2020 – ENGLISH (all languages) replay videos here 

WISER 2020 – FRANÇAIS 

WISER 2020 – ESPAÑOL 

WISER – Session III: COVID-19, Tuberculosis, Traditional Healing

Saturday July 11, 2020 :: 9am – 11am PDT

Meeting ID 220116522343

  • Essential elements of a TB control program
  • COVID-19 and Indigenous Peoples in the world of work

Moderator: José Martín Yac Huix – Asociación de Investigación Desarrollo y Educación Integral (IDEI) and IIWGHA [Guatemala]

  • Dr. Wendy Wobeser – McGill University [Canada]
  • Dr. Martin Oelz – International Labour Organization (ILO) [Switzerland]

WISER 2020 – ENGLISH (all languages) replay videos here 

WISER 2020 – FRANÇAIS 

WISER 2020 – ESPAÑOL 

WISER – Session IV: Evidence-based, culturally-safe HIV HCV risk & prevention interventions

Tuesday July 14, 2020 :: 9am – 11am PDT

Meeting ID 220111172669

  • Kotawe (start a fire): Igniting cultural responsiveness through community-determined intervention research
  • Encounter Study: Exploring factors of HIV and HCV prevalence in Montreal’s Indigenous community

Joseph Cantil – National Native HIV Network [USA]

  • Miranda Keewatin – Morning Star Lodge, Community Based Health Research Lab [Canada]
  • Carrie Martin – Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network [Canada]
  • Harvey Michele – Montreal community member [Canada]
  • Gilbert Emond – Concordia University [Canada]
  • Sylvain Beaudry – Concordia University [Canada]
  • Sedalia Kawennotas Fazio – Kahnawake Nation [Canada]


     

 

WISER 2020 – ENGLISH (all languages) replay videos here 

WISER 2020 – FRANÇAIS 

WISER 2020 – ESPAÑOL 

WISER – Session V: Films on Stigma & Indigenous people living with HIV

Thursday July 16, 2020 :: 9am – 11am PDT

Meeting ID 220113769132

Film Screenings:

  • Presenting Positively Native – a short film that shares the stories of three American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) living with HIV
  • HIV: Healing Inner Voices – an Indigenous-led HIV stigma film project

Matthew Fischer – International Indigenous Working Group on HIV & AIDS [Canada]

  • Leah Dodge – Urban Indian Health Institute [USA]
  • Bill Hall – Elder, Community Member, and Advocate [USA]
  • Martin Morberg – Drawing Wisdom Inc. [Canada]

WISER 2020 – ENGLISH (all languages) replay videos here 

WISER 2020 – FRANÇAIS 

WISER 2020 – ESPAÑOL 

WISER – Session VI: Legacy of Two-Spirits in North America: Transcending HIV

Saturday July 18, 2020 :: 9am – 11am PDT

Meeting ID 220112314278

A look back at the Indigenous Two-Spirit and LGBTQ response to HIV and AIDS in Canada and the USA; tactics and strategies including an innovative approaches to understanding how colonization continues to affect American Indian communities.

Ben Geboe – Indigenous Access McGill, School of Social Work & IIWGHA [USA]

  • Albert McLeod -Two-Spirited People of Manitoba Inc.[Canada]
  • Roger Kuhn – Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits (BAAITS) [USA]
  • Andrew J Jolivette – UC San Diego [USA]
  • Ruth Villasenor – Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits (BAAITS) [USA]
  • Laura Cedillo – Native American Health Center [USA]
  • Randy Burns – Northern Paiute, member of the Pyramid Lake Indian Tribe [USA]

WISER 2020 – ENGLISH (all languages) replay videos here 

WISER 2020 – FRANÇAIS 

WISER 2020 – ESPAÑOL 

WISER – Session VII: Community Practice, Research and Lived Experience with HIV

Tuesday July 21, 2020 :: 9am – 11am PDT

Meeting ID 220113324475

Group discussion, lived experience and traditional practices will look at Indigenous community practices in prevention, treatment, and support in the context of historical trauma, racism, oppression, interpersonal violence, and limited access to resources. Mental and behavioral health needs of those at risk for and/or living with HIV will be explored.

Renée Masching – Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network [Canada]

  • Matt Ignacio -National American Indian & Alaska Native Addiction Technology Transfer Center [USA]
  • Michaela Grey Michaela – National American Indian & Alaska Native Addiction Technology Transfer Center [USA]
  • Claudette Cardinal – Simon Fraser University & the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS [Canada]
  •  Niloufar Aran – BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS [Canada]
     

WISER 2020 – ENGLISH (all languages) replay videos here 

WISER 2020 – FRANÇAIS 

WISER 2020 – ESPAÑOL 

WISER – Session VIII: Diverse Indigenous Identities, Public Policy and Health Outcomes

Thursday July 23, 2020 :: 9am – 11am PDT

Meeting ID 220115717236

Evidence-based responses for diverse Indigenous key populations.

This session opens with the film Hilo Rojo, a documentary from the National Network of Native Peoples (Renpo) about the emergence of HIV in Chile’s Indigenous population.

Presenters will reflect on culturally appropriate responses for HIV and Indigenous Peoples and communities; the safety and effectiveness of services and supports to community, service needs, policy and barriers.

Trevor Stratton – Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network and Coordinator of IIWGHA [Canada]

  • Patricio Quezada – Regnum & National Network of Original Peoples in Response to HIV/AIDS (RENPO) [Chile]
  • Matias Soriano – National Network of Original Peoples in Response to HIV/AIDS (RENPO) [Chile]
  • Aaron Li – McMaster University [Canada]
  • Carol Lopez – McMaster University [Canada]

WISER 2020 – ENGLISH (all languages) replay videos here 

WISER 2020 – FRANÇAIS 

WISER 2020 – ESPAÑOL 

WISER – Session IX: Diverse Indigenous responses to HIV: India and Canada

Saturday July 25, 2020 :: 9am – 11am PDT

Meeting ID 220115677331

  • Case study on prevention and care of HIV/AIDS tribals in India
  • CAAN’s Roadmap to Policy and Communications Leadership – including the “Sprint Tool”

Savannah Gene – National Native HIV Network [USA]

  • Akhila Rajasri Gangu – Integrated Tribal Development society [India]
  • Pandi Rameshbabu – Ph.D. Scholar Nagarjuna University [India]
  • Céline Aubin – ViiV Healthcare Canada [Canada]

Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network [Canada]

  • Margaret Kisikaw Piyesis
  • Renée Masching
  • Tea O’Donnell
  • Marni Amirault
  • Jasmine Cotnam

WISER 2020 – ENGLISH (all languages) replay videos here 

WISER 2020 – FRANÇAIS 

WISER 2020 – ESPAÑOL 

WISER – Session X: Elders & Youth – HIV knowledge between generations

Tuesday July 28, 2020 :: 9am – 11am PDT

Meeting ID 220115710287

Exciting arts-based innovations in HIV prevention in Labrador, Canada from a community-based research study resulting in a participatory filmmaking and HIV education workshop for Indigenous youth and Elders. Labrador Friendship Centre’s SHIELD Project uses art, culture and technology to create safe spaces for youth to discuss sexual health and holistic well being.

Tea O’Donnell – Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network [Canada]

  • Rachel Landy – University of Victoria [Canada]
  • Denise Cole – Labrador Friendship Centre [Canada] 
  • Grace Pijogge – Youth [Canada]


WISER 2020 – ENGLISH (all languages) replay videos here 

WISER 2020 – FRANÇAIS 

WISER 2020 – ESPAÑOL 

WISER – Session XI: Indigenous Women

Thursday July 30, 2020 :: 9am – 11am PDT

Meeting ID 220111147731

“The “Weaving our Wisdoms” Study: Findings from a Gathering on the land, a positive action initiative to support Indigenous people living with HIV and AIDS

Bridging evidence, policy and Indigenous research to address HIV in Indian Country

Community-based participatory projects among Native American transgender females.

CLOSING CEREMONIES

Elton Naswood – National Native HIV Network & IIWGHA [USA]
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Amaranta Gómez – Colectivo Binni Laanu A.C. & IIWGHA [Mexico]
  • Valerie Nicholson – Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network supported by the Weaving Wisdoms team [Canada]
  • Crystal Lee – University of New Mexico, College of Population Health [USA]
  • Mattie Jim – Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico [USA]
     

     

     

     

 

WISER 2020 – ENGLISH (all languages) replay videos here 

WISER 2020 – FRANÇAIS 

WISER 2020 – ESPAÑOL