Beyond the Colonial Divide: Alliance Building Between African Diasporic and Indigenous Communities in HIV Prevention
2015 - 2016
Wilson, Ciann Larose
This project explores how ACB and Indigenous youth activists have responded to the HIV epidemic, and how they feel about building alliances across communities.
Purpose and Objectives:
I will unpack these findings using an anti-racist and critical Indigenous framework for understanding the integral role of youth in refocusing prevention efforts on community-created health promotion messaging and mobilization; and their potential as leaders in solidarity-building approaches to create mutually caring, decolonial collectives of resistance that addresses the social determinants of HIV.
Conventional qualitative methods with innovative feminist and arts-based approaches
Indigenous and ACB youth leaders
Start and End Date:
2015 - 2016
Youth leaders were very optimistic about the potential for co-resistance and collaboration between their communities to promote health and share Indigenous worldviews of healing. However, youth participants identified that such collaborations are heavily fraught with tensions, contradictions and conflict, including the 'oppression olympics' that occur between different groups; settler of colour colonialism; anti-black racism; and the need for the decolonization of both groups
Project Indicators and Outcomes: