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Indigenous Tipi Project Brings NYC Stories to the Netherlands
NEW YORK, July 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -
What: New York-based artist's Tipi Project will be showcased at International Indigenous Pre-Conference on HIV and AIDS at the De Nieuwe Liefde Gallery on July 21-22, 2018. Amsterdam will welcome one of three tipis around the world including the Whitney Museum of Art in New York City and UN Nations New York. The Tipi Project is the creation of PrEPahHontoz, the two-spirit performance and pop artist who is redefining the HIV response through multidisciplinary arts. Captivating audiences with her unique blend of Native American sign language, urban voguing, music, and tradition, PrEPahHontoz drives home HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention in an innovative way that honors Indigenous traditions in a modern world. "As Indigenous people, storytelling is an important part of our culture. Art is a way to convey stories and ideas in a fun engaging way," said Sheldon Raymore/ PrEPahHontoz, Native American spokesperson for PrEP, HIV/AIDS Prevention and Awareness. Tipi Details: •Size 9 foot x 9 foot •The Tipi is cone-shaped tent and an Indigenous symbol of home and community. Each tipi's artwork is unique and tells the stories of the HIV/AIDS movement from the Native American community. When: •July 21–22, 2018, Daily 9:00AM-5:00PM •Tipi Installation begins 9:00 AM and remains on display weekend-long. Where: •De Nieuwe Liefde, Da Costakade 102, 1053 WP, Amsterdam Free Registration & IIPCHA Info: http://bit.ly/IIPCHA2018 Tipi Project Info: https://prepahhontoz.com/tipi-project About the International Indigenous Pre-Conference of HIV and AIDS Co-Host: The International Indigenous HIV & AIDS Community is an NGO and is an International Civil Society Partner of the Conference Coordinating Committee (CCC) of the International AIDS Conference. The NGO has helped to plan, coordinate and implement AIDS 2018 Amsterdam and will do the same for AIDS 2020 San Francisco. Their 10-Point Statement creates a plan of advocacy and action that brings forward the worldviews of Indigenous peoples around the world and aligns a global Indigenous-led response to end HIV and AIDS. Sheldon Raymore / PrEPahHontoz is available for advance phone interviews and on location. Raymore is also a speaker on July 22, 9:30-10:30AM Stigma, Discrimination & Criminalization Panel. MEDIA IMAGES + MEDIA FACT SHEET: http://bit.ly/iipcha2018media SOURCE Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN)
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"The contemporary artists in attendance at the opening expressed the importance of cultural preservation and how it has inspired the creation of their art and designs.
Raymore, a second-generation tipi maker from the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota, spoke in an interview with Voices of NY about his inspiration for the making of his art.
Of one work at the exhibit he said, “This piece is inspired by the PrEPahHontoz Tipi Project Winter: Waníyetu Wakáǧa Wipátȟapi, [which] in Lakota means ‘Produce Tipi Covers Winter.’ Each of the symbols represents a year in HIV/AIDS history and how it has affected Native Americans.”
Sheldon Raymore, de la tribu Sioux de Estados Unidos, montó un tipi (tienda cónica indígena) de su campaña PrEPahHontoz (que une la sigla PrEP, de profilaxis preexposición al VIH y el nombre indígena Pocahontas) en donde pintó “símbolos tradicionales que representan una historia una línea de tiempo de experiencias de personas indígenas con VIH desde mediados de los años 80”.
El grupo internacional indígena de trabajo en VIH (IIWGHA) reiteró, en la 17 sesión del Foro Permanente de Naciones Unidas sobre Asuntos Indígenas, la urgencia de convocar a una reunión de expertos en 2019 para dar una respuesta global a la pandemia en pueblos originarios y así “no dejar a nadie atrás”.
Congratulations to Hannabah Blue (Navajo), Savannah Gene (Navajo), Rick Haverkate (Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians), Trudie Jackson (Navajo), Kerry Hawk Lessard (Shawnee), and Sheldon Raymore (Sioux) for being chosen for NMAC's new American Indian and Alaskan Native Constituent Advisory Panel (CAP) members. They will join members Elton Naswood (Navajo) and Joseph Cantil (AN). Constituent Advisory Panels (CAPS) are a new 2018 initiative to better connect with key consitituents. Based on concerns raised at the 2017 United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) and the Biomedical HIV Prevention Summit (Summit), NMAC has assembled five CAP's to ensure inclusivity and visibility of our key constituent groups.
Click link for more information: http://www.nmac.org/constituent-advisory-panels/native-american-cap/
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