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Accession Number PB2013-106291
Title Way to Wellness: Locating and Understanding Native-Specific HIV Data.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 52p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract Long before the written word was imposed on us, we spoke to one another with vivid stories and images. From the winter count buffalo hides of the Great Plains to the Khipu (knotted strings) of the Incas, in creative and diverse ways, we recorded the information we knew would be important to our descendents. As our world has changed, we now must learn new ways to pass on our story to the children who come after us, in a manner and language that is of this time and place. It is for these reasons that the authors decided to use art as a component of this publication. NNAAPC commissioned four acclaimed and innovative Native American artists to produce original pieces. They were simply asked to think about the impact of HIV on Indigenous communities over the years, and the value of health information to facilitate healing and well-being. The artists were then given the freedom to work in any medium, to produce a piece of any size and content. These pieces have been captured in photographic form for this publication, and the artists were gracious enough to provide a description of their process and thoughts on the topic. We honor them not just for their contributions to this project, but for the legacy of stories and culture they are creating and sharing with us all. Art is a component of our healing as a people. In honor of who we are and have always been, we share with you these stories and images that have been offered to this work by our Indigenous brothers and sisters.
Keywords Cultural ways
Data sharing
HIV data
HIV prevention programs
Native-specific data
Program planning
Tribal cultures
Tribal groups
Viral load

Source Agency National Library of Medicine
NTIS Subject Category 57E - Clinical Medicine
57J - Immunology
Corporate Author National Native American AIDS Prevention Center (NNAAPC), Denver, CO.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1314
Contract Number N/A

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