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Brief Update: Jan 2013
Marama Pala has been appointed the Co-Chairperson of International Indigenous working group HIV/AIDS (IIWGHA) that represent's the Indigenous people of Brazil, Chile, Guatemala, Mexico, Australia, Canada, USA, Rapanui, and South Pacific.
Marama has also been re-appointed as the International Indigenous Representative on the “Community Programme Committee” for a second term for the International Aids Society, World Aids Conference 2014 in Australia.
Peter Thomas has resigned as a board member.
Rawiri Evans has been appointed interim Co-Chairperson of INA by founding Board members until next AGM.
INA management is working with board and re-visiting INA Strategic Plan to improve on the progress we have made nationally and internationally.
INA Treaty Claim is being driven by Co-Chairperson of the INA board Apihaka Mack, research and report planning is currently underway.
INA Board HUI/Meeting Waikanae, Kapiti Coast 2012
Marama Mete Smith (Musician Composer) and Muriwai Goodman (Rongo Māori Practitioner) INA Supporters, Jenni Masters (BM), Marama Pala (ED - Kaiwhakahaere), Rawiri Jenkins-Evans (BM),
Peter Thomas (Co-Chairperson-BM), Wharetatau (INA supporter), Apihaka Mack (Co-Chairperson-BM), Rangitunoa Black (BM),
Missing in the photo is Dr Clive Aspin, Piana Uramete, Racheal Umanga and Ursula Te Aho Gillies
New INA Board Members Elected August 2012
We are honoured and thank Racheal Umanga, Ursula Te Aho Gillies and Rangitunoa Black in becoming new board members of INA
Bio's for Rachel and Ursula are pending and will be uploaded ASP...
Rangitunoa is an author and composer of Māori Music compositions, Indigenous issues, and Political Social Science. Rangitunoa currently lives in Kawerau and is working with http://www.memnosynefoundation.org/campus_humanity.html#
World Aids Conference 22 July, 2012
“1st time Indigenous Welcome and; Blessing in the USA for an International AIDS Conference! Thank you Marama and; IIWGHA!!” from Elton Naswood, Dine', Los Angeles - USA.
Marama Pala of Ngatiawa ki Kapiti, has been on the 2012 World Aids Community Program Committee as a representative for all International Indigenous People for a year.
Through her lobbying for Indigenous people, enabled tangata whenua to welcome and bless a World Aids Conference for the First Time in 27 Years of its existence.
Opening Ceromony with Chief Tayac of the Piscataway Nation - Maryland and American Indian Movement, Elton Naswood and Marama Pala
"Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) shared National Native American AIDS Prevention Center's photo.
Thank you Marama, Elton and Chief Tayac from the Piscataway Tribe of Maryland. They have 103 members of the original people living in Washington, DC."
"First Indigenous blessing offered at the International AIDS Conference in Washington DC. Red Circle Projects Elton Naswood (Dine'), Marama Pala (Maori) and Chief Tayac from the Piscataway Tribe of Maryland"
International Indigenous Working Group HIV/AIDS (IIWGHA) link IIWGHA www.iiwgha.org