Taking Action: Using Arts-Based Approaches to Develop Aboriginal Youth Leadership in HIV Prevention
Aboriginal youth are overrepresented in the Canadian HIV epidemic. Arts-based approaches to engaging youth in health promotion activism have been effective locally and globally. The goal of this study is to engage Aboriginal youth in HIV prevention leadership using arts-based approaches. Specific objectives include: (1) To explore how Aboriginal youth link structural inequalities with individual risk, HIV and Aboriginal culture(s) using arts-based methodologies; (2) To investigate the efficacy of art-based method models of engagement (e.g., hip-hop, video-photographic documentary, popular theatre, music and/or dance, etc); (3) To build youth capacity to address HIV issues in their local communities; (4) To develop and disseminate community-specific by youth for youth HIV prevention and support materials and (5) To create a national digital repository of by youth for youth HIV prevention materials.
Click here to visit the Taking Action website.
Click here to visit the Taking Action Facebook page.
UPDATE: The Taking Action Project – Art and Aboriginal Youth Leadership for HIV Prevention is now in Part II and looking for Aboriginal youth across Canada ages 16 to 25 to be leaders in the HIV/AIDS movement! More info here.
Watch the Taking Action II Call for Aboriginal Youth Leaders Video here.
For more information about this project, please contact:
Emily Hostland, Projects Coordinator
416 736 2100 ex. 20712