Canada Premiere of Indigenous HIV Documentary

INVITE: Saskatoon Thurs. July 12, 2016 Or Request film-screening copy

SASKATOON, July 5, 2016 /CNW/ -


Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) presents the Canada premiere screening of the documentary, Promising Practices in Indigenous Communities in Saskatchewan.

Indigenous communities in Saskatchewan are experiencing HIV and AIDS rates among highest in the world, and within Canada, new HIV infections are 11 times higher than the national rate. Many communities are taking ownership of their health using culturally appropriate practices and addressing the epidemic. These are their stories.

It is our hope that this film inspires other communities to address HIV and AIDS issues utilizing their wise practices.

5:00 pm:        


5:30 pm:        

Opening Prayer

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Master of Ceremonies Merv Thomas, CAAN
Margaret Poitras, Executive Director, All Nations Hope Network
Kingfisher Family
First Nations Inuit Health Branch

Documentary Screening


Roxy Theatre, 320 – 20th Street West, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan           
S7M 0X2


Tuesday, July 12, 5:00pm  CST


Free – Open to Public

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About CAAN 
The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) is a not-for-profit coalition of individuals and organizations which provides leadership, support and advocacy for Aboriginal individuals living with and affected by HIV and AIDS, regardless of where they reside. Their philosophy is that all Aboriginal Peoples deserve the right to protect themselves against infectious disease and thrives on providing the Aboriginal community with accurate and current information about HIV including risks of contracting the virus, issues of care and treatment, and support for families and those living with the disease. 

SOURCE Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN)

For further information: For Media Enquiries, or request your screening copy: Shelley Mantei,, 604-649-2893

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