The gathering tree

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Larry Loyie
Constance Brissenden
Heather D Holmlund (ill.)
Theytus Books Ltd
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Penticton, BC

Presents an illustrated children's book about HIV/AIDS from a First Nations perspective. Addresses aspects of physical, spiritual, mental and emotional health.

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AIDS.L68 2005
ISBN 1894778286
Review, Network Spring 2006: The current HIV epidemic is increasingly affecting Aboriginal people and women. While research continues to improve treatment, prevention is still the best way to keep the number of new cases from growing. Education is important, and children need to learn how to stay healthy as they grow older. This is the story of a rural First Nations family and community facing HIV. Of particular note is the way the authors have included insights into the influence of elders in the community and of traditional gatherings.