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Seminar: The Feast Centre for Indigenous STBBI Research: A Focus on Indigenous Method

What makes it possible for people with HIV to live longer and better lives? Some insights might be found among Canada’s Aboriginal communities.

Join Randy Jackson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health, Aging & Society and in the School of Social Work, McMaster University, and Renée Masching, Co-Director of the Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research Collaborative Centre (AHA Centre) and Director of Research and Policy with the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network for the next #HASTalks to learn more about cross-Canadian multidisciplinary project and partnership funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to address sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs) in Indigenous populations. 

In contrast to much of the research on STBBIs in Indigenous communities, which tends to pathologize Indigenous people, Randy and Renée are currently involved in research that uses a strengths-based approach and actively engages with communities.  The seminar will discuss how these perspectives and methods are better able to understand how Indigenous ways of knowing the world and being in the world can address the issue of STBBIs and support resilience for those living with STBBIs.

Date: March 4th, 2020 (12:30 – 1:30 p.m.)
Location: 1003 L.R. Wilson Hall, McMaster University

All are welcome to this free event. Light refreshments will be provided.

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