5:15 - 6:30pm - PrEPahHontoz Tipi Project
Objective 1: Native language revitalization has played a crucial role in this project. Native languages can be powerful prevention tools because they speak to modern concepts. Done the right way, new words can move us away from stigma, shame, lateral violence, and blaming language that are used to describe diseases such as the Lakota word for AIDS "Šikšil T’á" whičh in it’s current iteration means to "die of a venereal disease." Which in no way speaks to the reality of HIV/AIDS being an autoimmune disease, or that not all with HIV will get AIDS, or even die from AIDS. Proper information, trauma informed thought, and careful execution are paramount when speaking in english let alone our native languages.
Objective 2: Awareness of Indigenous Solutions and initiatives. Were using this project to highlight the importance to learning about safe behaviors, increase public discourse about HIV risk, and increase community based health promotion activities available to Native Americans and Allies. This project provides a culturally competent approach at data collection and combats stigma by opening the dialogue around a history of events that affected the native community specifically around HIV/AIDS.
Objective 3: Combat stigmas through an indigenous art medium, These tipis have "Winter Counts" created and placed upon them which tell stories of the HIV/AIDS movement from the Native American community of NYC and Nationally. PrEPahHontoz along with volunteers from the American Indian Community House produced pictorial images which were hand printed onto the tipis. Silk-screens were created which allowed miniature tipi covers to be printed of the final project.
National Native American AIDS Prevention Center opening remarks.
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NYC Pride | Heritage of Pride, Inc.
💫Two-Spirit + IndigiQueer~ Virtual Bingo💫
RSVP to join, EVERYONE WELCOME, creating space for Radical Joy to strengthen our spirits ❤
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Our Feature Bingo Host :
💫🦋Sheldon Raymore (2019 WorldPride|Stonewall 50 Community Hero) and PrEPahHontoz (Reigning National Native American AIDS Prevention Center Awareness Ambassador) 🦋💫
The American Indian Community House presents... Two-Spirit/IndigiQueer Virtual BINGO is the glitter-fabulous WOW in the POW event! Come to the virtual wigwam for a night of celebration and Bingo! Hosted by a Two-Spirit/IndigiQueer guest each Friday at 7-9pm during June. It will be fun and there will be chances to win awesome prizes, and more! All welcome. A safe/brave space.
7 PM edt.
Online via ZOOM
WIN AICH SWAGGG & Beadwork!!!
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AICH Two-Spirit Pride Month & Ongoing Programming
American Indian Community House was founded in 1969, the same year as the Stonewall Rebellion. AICH celebrates its Two-Spirit, queer, lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, fluid, transgender, genderqueer, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming Indigenous community members. Beginning this Pride Month, AICH is starting ongoing Two-Spirit/IndigiQueer programming that is welcoming and open to the whole Native community. We want to create Native culturally-grounded spaces that are affirming of all our Nations, gender identities, and sexual orientations. Join us for important arts, cultural, educational, environmental, political, health, and wellness programming that celebrates all our peoples and intersecting marginalized communities and movements.
Celebrating the Heritage of PRIDE MONTH!!!
National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, where we pay particular focus to raising awareness, overcoming stigmas and encouraging testing for HIV and Aids in Native communities in the United States. This presents opportunities for Native Americans, Alaskans and Hawaiians to learn more about HIV/AIDS and to promote testing and counselling where necessary.
The day appropriately coincides with the spring equinox, celebrated in many Native communities as a symbol of new beginnings. It was chosen specifically for this reason as it is an opportunity for positive change through awareness and preventio
National Native HIV Network in person meeting. PrEPahHontoz Tipi Project was presented to the network. Discussions and planning for National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
PrEPahHontoz reigning of the National Native American AIDS Prevention Center's Awareness Ambassador. She currently resides in New York City and continues to serve the native communities of NYC and across the nation.
This year's theme is Maintaining the Momentum, Expanding the Vision! The event will feature a wide variety of presentations that will showcase the dynamic programming being done across New York State.
Waniyetu Wowapi and HIV/AIDS
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24th Annual Montana Two-Spirit Society Gathering
Flathead Lake United Methodist Camp
Workshop II Health Presentation: PrEPaHontas
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2nd Two Spirits & HIV Conference
Hosted by the Two Spirit Indigenous People’s Association in coordination with WorldPride and the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Co-preseneted with the Abrons Arts Center with generous support from the American Indian Community House, Heritage of Pride/ NYC Pride, Gilead, Indian Health Service with funds from the Secretary's Minority AIDS Initiative Fund, and the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board.
Were pleased to announce our 2nd annual Two-Spirits and HIV: a conference for Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Plus Native Americans affected by HIV on June 29th, 2019. The first annual was held in 1991. Were honored to have confirmed three of our speakers: Isadore Boni a member of the San Carlos Apache Nation is a HIV Survivor, Educator and Advocate, Trevor Stratton a member of the Ojibwe and of the International Indigenous Working Group on HIV & AIDS , and Ron Rowell a member of the Choctaw Nation and Founder of National Native American AIDS Prevention Center. Our conference will feature workshops and breakout sessions that will inform and impact our communities through best practices and/or policy changes, while enhancing our communities social justice and holistic wellness toolbox, providing ways to care for ourselves and each other as part of an effective treatment and prevention plan.
Curtis Harris-Davia (San Carlos Apache), a TSIPA organizer and one of the founding members of New York City's "We'Wah and Bar-Chee-Ampe" - the second ever Two-Spirit organization in the United States, has been advocating for the Two-Spirit community since 1989. He continued to do so at the HOP town hall meeting on August 13th where he demanded that HOP include the "TS" in "TSLGBTQ" on all print media and communication for WorldPride 2019/Stonewall 50. This gesture would show respect for the First People of Turtle Island as well as honor Two-Spirit Indigenous People who are an integral part of the modern LGBTQ+ movement.
"We are inviting Indigenous people from all over the world to march with us, and to come to our fire" says Harris-Davia.
“Not only is two-spirit representation crucial, but providing culturally appropriate safer spaces for our youth and elders to enjoy pride as Indigenous people is paramount,” Says TSIPA organizer Tony Enos (Cherokee), a strong two-spirit activist and singer/songwriter/Producer.
Enos continued, “Our community will have a chance to express our pride. With a volatile history of our Indigenous voices being minimized and silenced, we will not be the forgotten people any longer. That includes during WorldPride."
co-presented with Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand St., New York, NY, 10022
Objectives: To highlight the role of the indigenous communities in the HIV prevention and highlight topics are usually tabu for the specific key population. * To share the role of the culture as an advantage as well as disadvantage in meeting the sexual and reproductive health and rights of YKPs from indigenous communities
Outline: In indigenous languages there are stories within the language and this exchange allows us to collectively encourage each other to combat stigma's and use them as teaching methods. Shaming, Blaming, Lateral Violence & Lateral Oppression play their part in creating stigma's in many of our indigenous communities. How can our indigenous communities work together to create "safe spaces" for HIV positive community members and combat stigma's. How do we be mindful when creating words in our indigenous languages to not create more stigma's associated with these indigenous words if any? * Participants are encouraged to write the word for HIV/AIDS and the translation of what it means in their indigenous language. In keeping tradition of culture as prevention participants are encouraged to draw a "Winter Count" that represents some form of HIV/AIDS Prevention including "Undetectable = Untransmittable", "Adherance as prevention" and "culture as prevention". * What does "Indigenous Culture as HIV Prevention" mean to you participant? * What does "Indigenous Culture as HIV Treatment" mean to you participant?
Speaker: Sheldon Raymore, PrEPahHontoz
Technical requirements: Video or Projection, Printed Handouts, Butcher Paper and Markers
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Date: Thursday, July 26th, 2018
Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Location: Park Inn by Radison
Amsterdam City West
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has has joined Team Creatives for a Cure - 3169 at this years 2018 AIDS Walk New York. Please support us by donating to AIDS Walk New York until June 27th, 2018.
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About Our Auction
This auction is to sell a polyptych , multi panel painting called aspire. The proceeds will be donated to AIDSWALK New York, team 3169. The team is called creatives for a cure. The Piece was created at American Indian Community House in New York City.
About Creatives for a Cure - AIDS WALK NEW YORK
We are a diverse group of artists, craftspeople, activists and supporters who are united in the efforts to raise awareness about HIV, empower our community, and inspire each other to be our best selves. We embrace inclusivity and are proud to be a part of this yearly celebration of life and creativity. We hope that our contributions will bring about a deeper understanding of what it means to live with HIV/AIDS. We also hope for a cure. Click here to bid on our online auction: https://www.32auctions.com/aspire?v=3_5
The second iteration of the Biomedical HIV Prevention Summit will be held December 4-5, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. We have changed the summit’s name from the National HIV PrEP Summit to the Biomedical HIV Prevention Summit (The Summit). NMAC believes the new name allows us to think about the expanded integrated role that PrEP, PEP and Treatment as Prevention (TasP) play in building the pathways to ending the epidemicThe conference’s logo represents a collaboration between community-based organizations (CBOs), health departments (HDs), national organizations and NMAC. This meeting brings together HIV leaders to discuss and learn about PrEP, PEP, TasP, and other biomedical HIV prevention interventions.NMAC thanks Gilead for recommitting their support of this meeting. We also thank ViiV Healthcare, Janssen, Houston Health Department, Texas Health Action – Kind Clinic, Walgreens, Washington State Department of Health, Avita, and Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast for their support. The conversations taking place at the Summit will focus on the implementation and infrastructure needed to turn the promise of the science into an effective community-level HIV prevention option for community most in need.
December 5th, 207 @ 8:15am - 10:15am
Sheldon Raymore, The American Indian Community House, Inc.
Does race determine access and success? Currently over 75% of the people on PrEP are white, yet the majority of people living with HIV are people of color. Black women are 20 times more likely to get HIV when compared to White women. This racial divide is unacceptable and must be addressed. Our jobs are to fight for those communities that have less access to healthcare and medications to ensure that the implementation science works for the communities that are hardest hit by HIV.
Master of Ceremonies: Ken Williams, Ken Like Barbie, Houston, TexasGuest Speakers:
Dawn Smith, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Moctezuma Garcia, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
Derrick Matthews, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Ming Ming Kwan, API Wellness, San Francisco, CA
Sheldon Raymore, The American Indian Community Home, Inc., New York, NY
October 5th, 2017 - Two Spirit Presentation
Surviving the Epidemics and HIV/AIDS in Urban Indian Communities – Sheldon Raymore
Session 3: Friday, September 8th, 2017
9:00 - 11:00 am
This session will share the depths of the “urban Indian” health crisis and challenges in accessing culturally competent healthcare services. Decades of neglect have placed urban Indians at greater risk of health disparities including new HIV/AIDS infections and late HIV diagnosis. From the east coast to west coast, American Indians/Alaska Natives (AIAN) from many tribal nations have scattered across the country with 78% living away from reservations or villages. Within these urban Indian communities, AIAN continue to experience co-factors of risk including substance abuse, poverty, homelessness and high-risk behaviors. The urban AIANs have not been acknowledged or invisible in the efforts to address racial and ethnic disparities in health care. HIV/AIDS rates in urban Indian communities are seemingly high and/or are miscalculated/misclassified in epidemiology data. Continued recognition and awareness of the AIAN urban populations within the HIV/AIDS response is important to effective prevention programming, resource allocations and data/research initiatives.
American Indian Community House
Sound And Two-Spirits
Thursday, October 5th, 2017
6:00pm - 6:30pm
PrEPahHontoz will be performing to multiple songs.
The Stewart Hotel - Fitzgerald Ballroom
371 7th Ave
New York City
PrEPahHontoz (Lakota Winkt’e) is the shows headliner. PrEPahHontoz is a musical artist who blends Native American traditional sign language with pop music in order to promote HIV/AIDS prevention awareness. She will be performing her debut single “Take The Pill,” in reference to PrEP, the once-a-day pill that helps prevent HIV infection.
New York Society For Ethical Culture Concert Hall
West 64th Street
New York, NY, 10023
Check out this great video filmed on June 24th, 2017 Spoken word title is called "Two Spirit"
PrEPahHontoz makes her Debut in NYC and performs her song "Take the Pill".
Tickets $55 each (all inclusive) Food, Drink, and Entertainment.
308 E. 109th St.
Harlem, NY, 10029