Kimamow Atoskanow Foundation (KAF)

Greetings from Silver Sage Centre!

As we prepare for the inevitable cooler weather and snow, we send out many thanks to the people and organizations that kept us busy the last few months. We have presented information at two provincial conferences and several community events. Our planning and development sessions held at Silver Sage have resulted in several project applications. To date we have two successful applications being finalized.

On November 11, 2023, we will have a celebration recognizing individuals achieving milestones in recovery. We are attending a national dialogue on HIV self-test initiatives in Toronto on November 22 and 23, 2023. To share the progress of our projects and increase community participation in activities, KAF will be hosting a series of events late November through mid-December 2023 discussing resource material development, training sessions, media campaign, and creating support for health service access.

It will be a busy couple of months as we support both addictions awareness week and Indigenous HIV/AIDS awareness week. Take good care – be safe – be warm!


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.