Posted on April 25, 2017
Source: Anishinabek News
"The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN), International Indigenous Working Group on HIV and AIDS (IIWGHA), and The Māori, Indigenous & South Pacific HIV & AIDS Foundation (INA) are proud to announce the formation of a new HIV & AIDS Non-Governmental Organization, the International Indigenous HIV & AIDS Community (IIHAC).
The new NGO has been launched in conjunction with the 16th United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on the ‘Tenth Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: measures taken to implement the Declaration.’
'We have created this critically needed International Indigenous HIV organization to make an impact for Indigenous communities and those who govern them,' stated Marama Mullen (Pala) Chairperson of the International Indigenous HIV & AIDS Community. 'HIV is impacting our communities and no amount of denial will make AIDS go away.'"