Everybody Hates Me: Let's Talk About Stigma

Trevor Stratton: HIV stigma, classism and anti-Indigenous racism as barriers to addressing the HIV pandemic

October 27, 2020 Dr. Carmen Logie, Canada Research Chair
Everybody Hates Me: Let's Talk About Stigma
Trevor Stratton: HIV stigma, classism and anti-Indigenous racism as barriers to addressing the HIV pandemic
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Everybody Hates Me: Let's Talk About Stigma
Trevor Stratton: HIV stigma, classism and anti-Indigenous racism as barriers to addressing the HIV pandemic
Oct 27, 2020
Dr. Carmen Logie, Canada Research Chair

Trevor Stratton is a 55-year old, two-spirit citizen of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation near Toronto, Canada with mixed English and Ojibwe heritage. Diagnosed with HIV in 1990, he is now the Coordinator for the International Indigenous Working Group on HIV & AIDS (IIWGHA) for its host organization, the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN). Trevor is the President of the Board of 2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations in Toronto. He is also the Interim CEO of the International Indigenous HIV & AIDS Community (IIHAC).

In this podcast Trevor talks about racism, classism, drug-related and HIV-related stigma and discrimination that present barriers to healthcare. Trevor talks about stigma as the biggest barrier to the global HIV pandemic, including criminalization of people with HIV, sex work, drug use, and LGBT persons. We also discuss stereotypes and overt racism experienced by Indigenous peoples and the intersection with other forms of stigma. Trevor also explains the importance of understanding Indigenous worldviews, including equity and kinship, where solutions to stigma lie. He also urges listeners to learn about and implement the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada Recommendations.

Episode hosted by Dr. Carmen Logie. Supported by funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation and Canada Research Chairs program. Original music and podcast produced by Jupiter Productions, who have various production services available to support your podcast needs.

Show Notes

Trevor Stratton is a 55-year old, two-spirit citizen of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation near Toronto, Canada with mixed English and Ojibwe heritage. Diagnosed with HIV in 1990, he is now the Coordinator for the International Indigenous Working Group on HIV & AIDS (IIWGHA) for its host organization, the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN). Trevor is the President of the Board of 2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations in Toronto. He is also the Interim CEO of the International Indigenous HIV & AIDS Community (IIHAC).

In this podcast Trevor talks about racism, classism, drug-related and HIV-related stigma and discrimination that present barriers to healthcare. Trevor talks about stigma as the biggest barrier to the global HIV pandemic, including criminalization of people with HIV, sex work, drug use, and LGBT persons. We also discuss stereotypes and overt racism experienced by Indigenous peoples and the intersection with other forms of stigma. Trevor also explains the importance of understanding Indigenous worldviews, including equity and kinship, where solutions to stigma lie. He also urges listeners to learn about and implement the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada Recommendations.

Episode hosted by Dr. Carmen Logie. Supported by funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation and Canada Research Chairs program. Original music and podcast produced by Jupiter Productions, who have various production services available to support your podcast needs.