international indigenous pre-conference on hiv and aids

July 21-22nd, 2018

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Building Bridges Uniting the Strengths of Indigenous Peoples

The 2018 International Indigenous Pre-conference on HIV & AIDS is themed around building bridges across the world and uniting our strengths in order for Indigenous Peoples to take their rightful place on the international stage.

It is an opportunity for Indigenous Peoples from all over the world and their allies to share wise and promising practices, learn from each other and build relationships across continents, cultures, traditions, and languages.

The Netherlands have been a long-standing champion of diversity and inclusion. Which will provide a stimulating space for collaboration, and in turn will give rise to a powerful Indigenous-led global response to HIV and AIDS.

Our aim is that with the meaningful engagement of Indigenous Peoples we will get the world working together - not only to address HIV in Indigenous communities, but also to serve our critical role in closing global target gaps.

What to Expect:

* Topics ranging from harm-reduction regimens to leadership advocacy, clinical case presentations, lively panel discussions, keynotes, and cultural exchanges.

Call for Equity Partnerships:

* This is also a call for leadership, science and community partnerships to advocate for Indigenous Peoples and to empower Indigenous people to lead. We are seeking equity partnership opportunities with organized community groups, ministries of health or national research centres, academics and researchers.

7th International Indigenous Pre-conference on HIV & AIDS

Building Bridges Uniting the Strengths of Indigenous Peoples

July 21-22, 2018 

De Nieuwe Liefde (The New Love cultural centre)

Da Costakade 102, 1053 WP Amsterdam, Netherlands

Free registration is now open to AIDS 2018 delegates and the general public – especially local people or groups in the Netherlands who identify as Indigenous.

More information registration, schedule and speakers visit…/IIPCHA-2018_Event-Summary_061418v3.…

Indigenous Communities: let's talk about the tabu topics

Co-hosted By: Comprehensive Sexuality Education Advocacy Online Hub

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 the * Sheldon Raymore, PrEPAhontoz Technical requirements: Video or Projection, Printed Handouts, Butcher Paper and Markers

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

Powered by / Supported by UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund

Date: Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Location: Park Inn by Radison

Amsterdam City West

La Guardiaweg 59, 1043 DE

Amsterdam, Netherlands

August 8th, 2018

Buffalo, New York

New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute Ending The Epidemic Native American Advisory Group 

2nd In Person Meeting

September 6-9, 2018 @ United States Conference on AIDS

Orlando, Florida

PrEPahHontoz Tipi Project will be on exhibit.

Sponsored by NMAC

September 26-28th, 2018

Black Canyon Conference Center

9440 N. 25th Avenue

Phoenix, AZ, 85021

2018 Southwest HEP C Tribal Summit & Arizona Statewide American Indian STD/HIV Conference

Sheldon Raymore was invited to present on a panel discussing PrEP for Two Spirit people and to present and display the PrEPahHontoz Tipi Project.

Sponsored by Office of Minority Health Resource Center

june 2018 art auction


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:

2017/December presentation

2017 Biomedical HIV Prevention Summit

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 HealthcareJanssen, 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.

Race and Biomedical Prevention Plenary III

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

2017/October presentation

2017 In My Mind LGBTQ People of Color Mental Health Conference

October 5th, 2017 - Two Spirit Presentation

2017/September presentation

United States Conference on AIDS - Washington D.C.

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.

Past Shows

3rd Annual In My Mind An LGBTQ Peoples of Color Mental Health Conference

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

Celebration of Rainbow Pride - June 24th, 2017

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

Celebration of rainbow pride video

Check out this great video filmed on June 24th, 2017  Spoken word title is called "Two Spirit"

In the spirit of NYC Pride The GLBT Project Presents...Be You Bingo 2017!

PrEPahHontoz makes her Debut in NYC and performs her song "Take the Pill".

Tickets $55 each (all inclusive) Food, Drink, and Entertainment.

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Dear Mama Cafe

308 E. 109th St.

Harlem, NY, 10029