Residential schools, prisons, and HIVAIDS among aboriginal people in Canada : exploring the connections
Residential schools, prisons, and HIV/AIDS among aboriginal people in Canada: exploring the connections

Residential schools, prisons, and HIVAIDS among aboriginal people in Canada : exploring the connections
Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia

Barlow, J. Kevin
Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network
"In exploring the connection between the residential school legacy and HIV/AIDS, this report focuses on incarcerated Aboriginal people because it is in the Canadian prison system that some of the most disturbing infection rates are found. Any person whose life path leads to prison has undoubtedly experienced a breakdown in the personal support systems and social networks that keep most people afloat. Prisons, like residential schools, are complete institutions. Far too many Aboriginal people are still spending portions of their lives in institutions where they have little control and are forbidden to leave" (Residential Schools, Prisons, and HIVAIDS among Aboriginal People in Canada : Exploring the Connections, pg. 2). 

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Alternate Title(s)
Aboriginal Healing Foundation research series
Definitions -- Introduction -- Background -- The residential school legacy -- Understanding physical and sexual abuse -- HIV/AIDS and Aboriginal people -- The role of injection drug use -- Aboriginal men who have sex with men -- Aboriginal women -- Aboriginal offenders -- Background on HIV/AIDS in the Canadian prison system -- Contributing factors to the prevalence of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C within Canadian prisons -- Injection drug use (IDU) -- Unsafe sex practices -- Tattooing -- Testing and screening -- Statistics -- Federal prison system -- Provincial prison system -- Prevalence of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, and co-infection in the correctional system -- HIV/AIDS -- Hepatitis C virus (HCV) -- Co-infection of HIV/AIDS and HCV -- Residential school legacy: connection to HIV/AIDS and Aboriginal offenders -- Work done in prisons by the Aboriginal HIV/AIDS movement on HIV/AIDS and/or hepatitis C virus -- Other concerns -- Best practices and challenges -- Best practices -- Learning based on interviews at healing lodges -- Challenges -- Conclusions -- Appendix 1: Background on the healing lodges -- Appendix 2: Interview questions for healing lodges -- Appendix 3: Recommendations from the literature -- References.
Issued also in French under title: Pensionnats, prisons et VIH/sida au sein de la population autochtone du Canada.


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