Dear Indigenous community members and allies,
We need your help contacting every Indigenous community across the Globe!
Why: IAS – the International AIDS Society – has chosen Montréal as its host city for the 24thInternational AIDS Conference, known as AIDS 2022 and we host an all -Indigenous preconference to gather our communities and to promote our Indigenous needs.
When: The 9th International Indigenous Pre-Conference on HIV & AIDS will be taking place July 27-28, 2022 and we need help letting every Indigenous community health department and their allies know about this. Indigenous communities may not belong to communication networks providing timely and complete information. So, we are hoping to reach out to each community directly to provide information about this conference opportunity.
How: Each volunteer will be provided with a list of 10-15 Indigenous communities, many from across the globe. Volunteers will be asked to contact each Indigenous community on their list, and also notify local health departments or Indigenous community academic or health programs. Please let us know if you specific connections with an Indigenous community or area in Canada, New Zealand, Australia or the US or elsewhere. This work will help us connect with Indigenous communities.
To learn more or get started please contact Ben Geboe from Indienous Access McGill (IAM) and MUHC IR TB to get details (ben.geboe [at] mail.mcgill.ca). All volunteers will be thanked during the Indigenous pre-Conference and invited to the opening.
pidamiya, nia:wen, tansi, miigwetch, namurik, we’lawin, merci, thank you!