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Native Youth Sexual Health Network

Mikinaakominis: Taking the Sexy Health Carnival across Turtle Island

Mikinaakominis: Taking the Sexy Health Carnival across Turtle Island

Project Investigator: Sarah Flicker. Partner: Native Youth Sexual Health Network (NYSHN). Funding: CIHR Operating Grant. Term: 2015-2022. The research aims to (1) Understand the landscape, feasibility and readiness of communities across Canada to incorporate HIV prevention content into diverse Indigenous gatherings; (2) Build the research and health promotion capacities of 9 Indigenous SHC youth leaders

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Mikinaakominis: Taking the Sexy Health Carnival across Turtle Island

Mikinaakominis: Taking the Sexy Health Carnival across Turtle Island

The Native Youth Sexual Health Network has developed a unique peer-lead intervention called the "Sexy Health Carnival" (SHC) that takes a strengths-based approach to promoting Indigenous youth health at pow wows, Métis gatherings and Inuit festivals. Pilot tests demonstrated that it is capable of reaching youth who (based on their sexual and drug histories) may

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Environmental Justice for Me‚tis Women & Youth as HIV Prevention

Environmental Justice for Me‚tis Women & Youth as HIV Prevention

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) This initiative explored how M‚etis women and youth understandings of 'place' (as a social determinant of health) impacted on their ability to exercise sexual and reproductive health rights that created conditions of vulnerability to HIV. Researcher: Sarah Flicker and Jessica Yee (Native Youth Sexual Health Network) Project Theme: Indigenous

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