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Northern Indigenous
Health Alliance

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The Northern Indigenous Health Alliance started in 2017 as a 5-year program funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada to reduce the behaviours of those at risk of contracting HIV, Hepatitis C, and other sexually transmitted Blood Borne Infections in northern Alberta through a collaboration of High Level Native Friendship Centre Society, Sagitawa Friendship Society (Peace River & High Prairie), Grande Prairie Friendship Centre and Kimamow Atoskanow Foundation (Sandy Beach). In April 2022 the Northern Indigenous Health Alliance was renewed for another 5 years.

The program focuses on building relations within the community to encourage people to know their (STI & STBBI) status through regular screening processes, education, and cultural practises. Our culture is one of acceptance. Our project welcomes ALL people.

Services

All of our services are free and confidential.

  • Information, education, presentations and awareness about HIV, Hepatitis C, and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and blood-borne Infections (STBBIs)

  • Monthly Know your Status (STI & STBBI) testing in partnership with Northreach Society

  • World AIDS Day ( DEC 1st) & Indigenous AIDS Awareness week events (Dec 1st to 6th)

  • One on One support for people living with HIV, Hepatitis C,  and STIs

  • Free safer sex supplies

  • Preventative presentations/programs for Youth, Parents, and Service providers.

  • Cultural Programming for all age groups

  • Connection to traditional Indigenous ceremonies, medicines, knowledge keepers, and elders

  • A winter and summer youth & young adult camp that includes sessions on sexual health, mental health, culture, and life skills building in collaboration with our Alliance and community partners.

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Traditional Culture

We work to connect clients with local Elders, knowledge keepers, and traditional medicines. Through GPFC and NIHA we work to facilitate our program from an Indigenous worldview and way of knowing. Our Staff is always learning and applying their knowledge to better enhance their services.  We have teachings from the Blackfoot, Cree, Dene, and Metis of our community.

To be connected to our other locations please check out our website: treeofcreation.ca/niha

For More Information

Support is available via phone and email 

780-532-5722 Ext: 113 or 

nataschaokimaw@gpfriendship.com

STI Educational and cultural presentations available for booking.

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