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Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture

Native Peoples Respond to HIV/AIDS

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Grandfather, you are wise in the old ways, give us the wisdom about AIDS, 1989?

Native elders occupy positions of leadership and command respect in their communities, so outreach to and education through them about AIDS offered a key opportunity to reach younger Native people, who often look to them for advice and instruction in how to lead better and more productive lives.

  • Publisher(s):
    South Dakota Division of Education
  • Type:
Black and white drawing of a American Indian man wearing a yellow shirt looking at the viewer. In the background is hunting scene.