Kimamow Atoskanow Foundation (KAF)

It is the time of year for movement! We have been travelling to communities sharing information about the HIV Self-Test Kit initiative and providing self test kits to individuals. We have found that there is good support to “Know Your Status”. We encourage people to “Take it Personally”, taking the HIV test when and where you want is a key step in taking good care of your health.

KAF participated in the STBBI consultation organized by CAAN held in beautiful Fort Qu’Appelle. As part of the federal government renewal of STBBI action, many Indigenous health leaders from across Canada shared insights and experiences with respect to addressing STBBI. It is unfortunate that syphilis is affecting so many of our relations. The loss of unborn baby life is a sad reality of the syphilis outbreak. KAF anticipates targeted education and action to address this preventable infection.

As we move through summer, we acknowledge the people conducting ceremonies, gathering medicines, and being of assistance to our relations. There have been many natural disasters and human tragedies over the last while that create challenges. We encourage you to seek or give help when needed.


HIV & AIDS 101

Mental Health and Addictions

Coming Soon!

Our Voices

World AIDS Day Forum 2022

  • Location River Cree Resort, Enoch Cree Nation
  • Date December 1, 2022
  • Time 9 am to 8 pm
Following the HIV self-test kit training on November 30, Kimamow Atoskanow Foundation will provide an opportunity to hear from Indigenous Health advocates who work in the areas of Addictions (Drug Poisoning/Crystal Meth), Mental Health, Sexually Transmitted Blood Borne Infections (STBBI), and COVID-19. Guest presentations will set the stage for discussing an Indigenous Strategic Health Initiative. Participants will have the opportunity to observe World AIDS Day 2022 in ceremony, prayer, and memorial activities. A variety of Indigenous Knowledge Keepers will be available on site to support our activities. We look forward to seeing you there! If you need assistance to participate in this event, send an email to info@treeofcreation.ca outlining your needs.

Indigenous HIV Self-test Initiative Training

  • Location River Cree Resort, Enoch Cree Nation
  • Date November 30, 2022
By the end of this three hour training session, participants will: 1) Increase knowledge of HIV self-test kit initiatives for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples 2) Discuss the benefits and challenges of the HIV "Know Your Status" campaign 3) Provide thoughtful advice on the best way forward for connecting people to Sexually Transmitted Blood Borne Infection (STBBI) diagnosis and treatment 4) Support individuals in accessing and taking the HIV self-test kits If you need assistance to participate in this event, send an email to info@treeofcreation.ca outlining your needs.

Indigenous Health Strategic Planning 2022

  • Location Edmonton, Alberta
  • Date June 2022 (TBD)
Indigenous Health Strategic Planning (2022 - 2027) Indigenous stakeholders are invited to participate in an initial planning discussion for the Indigenous Health Strategic Plan (2022-2027) for Kimamow Atoskanow Foundation STBBI and related health issues. This is an introduction to elements we will consider in our Indigenous designed approach to complex health issues. We anticipate strategic themes will be discussed. There will be a review of our guiding principles, mission, and vision. This is an open session to ensure we are inclusive in considering the health of Indigenous Peoples. If you are interested in attending, please send contact information to: info@treeofcreation.ca and include what you can contribute to the session.