December 2008 • Issue 9

Bilingual Links:
What are American Indian/Alaskan Natives’ (AI/AN) HIV prevention needs? (2002, factsheet)
This Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) factsheet from UCSF links the history of colonization, outlawing Native languages and spiritual practices, and centuries of forced relocation with a disproportionate burden of HIV risk factors.

El Enemigo Común (The Common Enemy) (website)
News and videos from social movements and media collectives in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Risk Across Borders: Sexual Contexts and HIV Prevention Challenges among Mexican Gay and Bisexual Immigrant Men (August 2008, monograph)
These findings and recommendations from a new CAPS study are an easy-to-read resource for immigrants, gay men, HIV educators, activists, policy makers, and scholars.

English Links:
Native American HIV/AIDS organizations (web page, 2008)
Current list from the UCSF Center for HIV Information.

HIV Cultural Competency within Native American Communities (2005, video)
Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center video on how to respectfully provide HIV services in Native communities. Viewable on YouTube.

Lisa Tiger, HIV/AIDS educator and motivational speaker (website)
A longtime Native activist speaks about living with HIV and how to fight AIDS in Native communities.

Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits (organization)
A community-based volunteer organization to restore the role of Two-Spirit people within the American Indian/First Nations community.

Allies of the Lakota (organization)
Donate to the Porcupine Clinic, the only independent Indian community-controlled health clinic in the United States.

Turtle Island Native Network – Focus on Indian Residential Schools (web page)
Videos and documents about the genocidal history of Canada’s Indian residential schools, with healing resources for survivors.

Lakota Woman by Mary Crow Dog (1990, book)
An activist’s autobiography, covering her boarding school experience and the birth of her son during the 1973 American Indian Movement takeover at Wounded Knee.

The Grid of History: Cowboys and Indians (2003, article)
American Indian Movement veteran and writer Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz discusses current U.S. wars as a continuation of the white supremacy and imperialism that began with the conquest of Native lands. See also The Opposite of Truth is Forgetting, an interview with Dunbar-Ortiz in Upping the Anti #6 (2008) about organizing for indigenous sovereignty today.

The Pinky Show: “How to Solve Illegal Immigration” (2007, online video, 15 min.)
Pinky, an animated cat, argues that Native American peoples have been made invisible in the national debate on immigration so that descendents of white settlers can claim that they have the right to this land and scapegoat recent immigrants as criminals.

Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years (2004, curriculum)
Edited by Bill Bigelow and Bob Peterson, lesson plans for kindergarten through college to re-evaluate the myth of Columbus and issues of indigenous rights.

generationFIVE (organization)
Through survivor leadership, community organizing, and public action, generationFIVE works to end the sexual abuse of children within five generations.

No One Is Illegal – Vancouver: Indigenous Support (2008, web page)
Background and updates about Canada’s strong, militant indigenous resistance movements, and what you can do to support them.

Links en Español:
¡Impacto! Transnacional (Winter 2008, magazine)
This issue of AIDS Project Los Angeles’ international Spanish-language magazine covers HIV in indigenous communities throughout Latin America and the United States.

Second International Pre-Conference For Indigenous/Native Communities and Afro-Descendents Responding To HIV/AIDS, Sexuality And Human Rights (2008, web page)
by Amaranta Gomez Regalado and Patricia Ponce Jiminez, about the indigenous peoples’ summit before the International AIDS Conference in Mexico City.

Mal de Ojo TV Oaxaca (website)
Videos documenting social movements in Oaxaca, from an activist collective of independent, indigenous and community media workers.

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Filed under displacement and gentrification, economic justice, immigration/migration, imperialism/colonialism, Mexico, Native Americans/Indigenous peoples, sexual violence, Solidarity Project

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  1. I have added your link to my blog here ,Lovely just what I was looking for.Thanks to the author for taking his clock time on this one.

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