4th Annual Educators’ Forum: Promoting Effective STBBI, HIV, Hepatitis C and Harm Reduction Education with Indigenous Peoples of BC
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. This event is produced by PAN and the First Nations Health Authority, in partnership with CATIE, Vancouver Coastal Health, the BCCDC and YouthCO. This is a two-day gathering for educators and harm reduction practitioners to learn, share wisdom and network. The aim of the gathering is the promotion of effective STBBI, HIV, Hepatitis C and harm reduction education with community educators.
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. 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