Tansi! Edlanét’e! Wotziye! Aaniin! Taanishi! Hau! Boozhoo! Asujutilli! Hello!
Waniska is an Indigenous-led centre for research on HIV, Hepatitis C and other sexually transmitted and blood borne infections (STBBI) focused on Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
Waniska is a Cree and Saulteaux word that means wake up, arise. It’s a concept filled with optimism for the new day, which we greet with renewed energy and passion. It’s a verb, reflecting that as Indigenous people, our knowledge is action-oriented. Waniska describes the Saskatchewan Health Authority Patient/Family Advisory Committee for HIV/AIDS, and is a tribute to people with lived experience of HIV. To carry on this tradition, Waniska is the name of the Saskatchewan/Manitoba Centre for HIV/HCV/STBBI Research.
Waniska is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
News from Waniska
Our latest newsletter is out! You can view it by clicking the image or link below. This edition highlights some of the Waniska team's recent work, including updates on our various projects, an overview of our recent conference trip and team retreat, introducing new...
Waniska is collaborating with the Canadian Network on Hepatitis C (CanHepC), asking people with lived hepatitis C experience and who would like to improve the healthcare system to participate in sharing circles. The sharing circles will be held in communities across...
Our launch on June 21, 2021 was a wonderful celebration that featured Indigenous speakers, ceremonialists and performers. You can watch the recording on YouTube, and also check out the program from the event