As HIV-positive people we are often asked to share our lived experiences to educate, inspire and advocate. Speaking truth through story can be an empowering release, but there are lessons to be learned and pitfalls to avoid. Our host James Watson sits down with Doris Peltier to learn more as she reflects on the power of story's impact on people living with HIV and its place in Indigenous culture and her family.
Doris is a gifted storyteller and performer, and is currently working as a Community Engagement Coordinator with the Feast Centre for Indigenous STBBI Research. She has been involved in Indigenous community-based research for around a decade, and is fluent in her Indigenous language, which frames her worldview and approach to Indigenous research.
Creating safe spaces that allow for empowering and thoughtful conversations about HIV are important for engaging with Indigenous communities, and Doris points to a facilitation guide created for the CAAN and CATIE production titled Strong Medicine as an important tool.
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