TODAY: Vancouver Final Screening of Indigenous HIV Documentary

Special Live Soundtrack Performance! 'No Shame' by Jason Lawrence feat: Sons Of Granville –named "Best Band in Vancouver" by Georgia Straight 3 years in a row.  Original soundtrack also includes Ariel Barnes of Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

VANCOUVER, Aug. 22, 2016 /CNW/ -


Monday, August 22, 6:30pm 


Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network presents free Vancouver screening of the documentary, Promising Practices in Indigenous Communities in Saskatchewan. Following its South Africa debut at the International AIDS Conference it now concludes a series of Canada screenings.


Indigenous communities in Saskatchewan are experiencing third world level HIV/AIDS rates, and within Canada new HIV infections are 11x higher than national rate. Many communities are taking ownership of their health using culturally appropriate practices to address the epidemic. This film will inspire other communities to address HIV/AIDS with wise practices.


Minister of Health, Jane Philpott stated, "Indigenous people continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV. There will be no ending AIDS without dignity, social justice and human rights of Indigenous people, and without their leadership. Our Canadian health-care system must have zero tolerance for discrimination that some Indigenous people continue to face when seeking health care."


6:00 pm: Networking


6:30 pm: Opening Prayer & Welcome

  • Merv Thomas Ken Clement, CAAN
  • Gail Sparrow, Musqueam Indian Band
  • Musical Guests
  • Documentary


Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5N1W1




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. Providing Aboriginal communities with HIV information including prevention, care, and treatment; and support for families and those living with the disease.

SOURCE Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN)

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

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