Winnipeg Aboriginal Group Launches Project in Response to Growing Threat of HIV Infection

Wednesday, July 28 2010

Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc recently announced the launch of its 18-montproject designed to empower Aboriginal women to lead a response to the growing
crisis of HIV infection among Aboriginal peoples. Manitoba Health reports rising statistics of HIV infection among Manitoba women (219 since 1999). The Public Health Agency of Canada also reports that females represent 47.3% of all positive HIV test reports among Aboriginal peoples in Canada, as compared with 20.5% of reports among non-Aboriginal peoples.

Ka Ni Kanikanichk – Those Who Lead is a community-based organization
that provides a range of culturally based Aboriginal led programs and services that are rooted in the restoration and reclamation of cultures. The goal of the AWRAC project is to empower women to take the lead in
determining the growing impact of HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C and STIs on the
Aboriginal community and respond to it swiftly. The project will:

For further information contact: Albert McLeod, Project Consultant
T: 204-283-6986 or 953-5820 E-mail: pb997788@mts.net

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