Taking Action II is a national project that aimed to explore how Aboriginal youth are becoming HIV leaders in their communities and to understand HIV in the context of communities, culture and colonization. This initial research aimed to build aboriginal youth capacity in the areas of HIV prevention knowledge and resource development to address HIV issues in their local communities. It also examined the efficacy of engaging aboriginal youth in HIV prevention leadership using arts-based approaches. Funding: Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) $298,957.
Researcher: PI: Sarah Flicker, Co-PIs: Jessica Yee (Native Youth Sexual Health Network), June Larkin & Jean Paul Restoule (UofT), Claudia Mitchell (McGill), Randy Jackson (Canadian Aboriginal Aids Network), and Tracey Prentice (UofOttawa)
Project Theme: Indigenous Justice