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Water Is at the Heart

CHIWOS PAW BC Fireside Chat

Water Is at the Heart

WATER IS AT THE HEART - Using Water Teachings to Create a CHIWOS PAW Gathering with Indigenous Women living with HIV on the Coast Salish Territories

The inaugural Fireside Chat presentation was held on Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 at 11:00am-12:30pm PST. On behalf of the CHIWOS-PAW BC Research Team, Valerie Nicholson led us on a journey, illustrating how a collaborative team of Indigenous women living with HIV, Elders, and researchers came together to develop a strengths-based research study to understand how Indigenous women living with HIV living on the Coast Salish Territories understand their health through traditional ways of knowing.

This arts-based and interactive gathering describes the CHIWOS PAW BC process, with a focus on how the team Indigenized research using Water Teachings, ceremony, and art.

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