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NEWS: Iqaluit December 04, 2012 - 5:15 am

Photo: Iqaluit proclaims AIDS Awareness Week

SAMANTHA DAWSON
City of Iqaluit Mayor John Graham and Annie Aningmiuq of Pauktuutit, the national Inuit women’s organization, shake hands after the signing an Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week proclamation at the Iqaluit city council chambers Dec. 3. The proclamation shows support of the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network in annually recognizing Dec. 1 to Dec. 5 as Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week. Aboriginal people account for 24 per cent of all new HIV positive test reports, although representing 3.8 per cent of the total Canadian population. Aboriginal people, including, Inuit, Metis and First Nations, made up eight per cent of all people living with HIV, the virus linked to AIDS, in Canada in 2008. “It’s great [that] we did this at my very first council meeting as mayor, and it was voted in unanimously. I am very proud to be in partnership with Pauktuutit and the AIDS network,” Graham said. (PHOTO BY SAMANTHA DAWSON)
City of Iqaluit Mayor John Graham and Annie Aningmiuq of Pauktuutit, the national Inuit women’s organization, shake hands after the signing an Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week proclamation at the Iqaluit city council chambers Dec. 3. The proclamation shows support of the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network in annually recognizing Dec. 1 to Dec. 5 as Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week. Aboriginal people account for 24 per cent of all new HIV positive test reports, although representing 3.8 per cent of the total Canadian population. Aboriginal people, including, Inuit, Metis and First Nations, made up eight per cent of all people living with HIV, the virus linked to AIDS, in Canada in 2008. “It’s great [that] we did this at my very first council meeting as mayor, and it was voted in unanimously. I am very proud to be in partnership with Pauktuutit and the AIDS network,” Graham said. (PHOTO BY SAMANTHA DAWSON)

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