As part of our workforce development and skills training events, PAN produces the Educators’ Forum: Promoting Effective STBBI, HIV, Hepatitis C and Harm Reduction Education with Indigenous People of BC.
PAN presents the Educators’ Forum in partnership with the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA). The aim of the gathering is the promotion of effective STBBI, HIV, Hepatitis C and harm reduction education with community educators. This professional development opportunity gives participants skills and cultural competence in a variety of topics. Additional partners include CATIE, Vancouver Coastal Health, and YouthCO/ Yúusnewas.
The 4th Annual Educators’ Forum: Promoting Effective STBBI, HIV, Hepatitis C and Harm Reduction Education with Indigenous Peoples of BC took place February 12 and 13, 2019 on the on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish people, which includes Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Musqueam First Nations.
Program sessions included those below (not all presenters used slides).
Self-reflexivity: examining our positions of power and privilege
Presenters: Emily Sollows & Eris Nyx, BC Centre for Disease Control
Harm Reduction for Alcohol
Presenters: Loretta Brown, Rob Morgan & Brittany Graham
Presenters: Atticus Courtoreille & Larissa Wahpooseyan, Yúusnewas/YouthCO
Knock 4 Naloxone – Wa K?wat Kwi S7a?y’nexw(Saving Lives) & Blanketing our people with 2-Spirits – Nch’u?7mut (One Love)
Presenter: Charmaine Thomas, Squamish First Nation. The timing of our 2019 included a dump of snow in Vancouver with a dump of snow which challenged the travel arrangements for some participants and presenters. Due to the snow, Charmaine could not attend the event but has shared her resources.
First People’s principles of learning
Presenter: Len Pierre, Kwantlen Polytechnic University/First Nations Health Authority
Impacts of Stigma on Health and Connection: the BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index
Presenters: Antonio Marante & Janet Madsen, Pacific AIDS Network
For more information about the Educators’ Forum, please contact Stacy Leblanc, Director of Program Development