Nishnawbe Aski Nation

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AIDS & Healthy Lifestyles

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) AIDS and Healthy Lifestyles Program focus is education, awareness and prevention for 49 communities within NAN territory.  Our mandate is:  to reduce and help prevent HIV infections; increase awareness of HIV/AIDS and promote the adoption of healthy lifestyles.

By providing education, awareness and prevention sessions; training opportunities and resource development appropriate for NAN member First Nations.

Education, awareness and prevention initiatives: 

  • To enhance knowledge and understanding, education to prevent transmission
  • Community request health education activities (includes community workshops, classroom presentations, education displays/booths, NAN health fairs, NAN Elders and Youth gatherings...)


  • provide skill building, planning and capacity development, information dissemination for Nishnawbe Aski Nation Community Front Line Workers, Youth and Elders/Church Leaders

Resource Development:

  • pamphlets, posters, videos, public service announcements, youth peer education manual, curriculum for Grades 1-8 and Grades 9-12
  • acquire and distribute education kits annually to NAN First Nations members


HIV and AIDS education plays a vital role in preventing HIV infection and reducing stigma and discrimination.