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HIV and Hepatitis Among Native Gay Men and Two Spirit People

1. According to the 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, American Indians and Alaska Native people have a higher rate of lifetime illicit drug use than persons of other races/ethnicities.

A. True

B. False


2. Tribal facilities on sovereign nations are legally required to report infection diseases.

A. True

B. False


3. The concept of Two Spirit relates to:

A. Gender identity

B. Sexual Orientation

C. Biological sex

D. All of the above


4. The Oregon Case Study’s goal was which of the following?

A. To investigate risk and protective factors, sources of health care and healing, issues of historical trauma, and other culturally specific issues that affect the health and well-being of the community.

B. To understand issues, Tribal culture, fear of anonymity and obstacles that have served as a deterrent for HIV and STD testing/screening.

C. Provide a safe, healthy, drug and alcohol free environment to help participants heal from the trauma they have experienced in their lives due to racism, sexism, colonialism, transphobia, homophobia, and other challenges that negatively impact their health.

D. Address intervention and healing approaches that utilize traditional practices, including those that incorporated the special role of Two Spirt people in traditional Native communities.


5. Which state had a case study that provided a workshop opportunity to examine and discuss how colonization and historical trauma led to the dissolution of the role and the displacement of Two Spirit people from within their tribes and native communities?

A. New York

B. Oregon

C. Minnesota

D. Wisconsin


6. Better ways to describe the impact of HIV/AIDS on Native gay men and Two Spirit gatherings may involve using tools such as:

A. National statistics

B. Tribal community statistics

C. Gardner Cascade

D. None of the above


7. Funding sources and policy makers must be aware that if the number of Natives reach what is currently considered a ‘fundable percentage’ it would be too late.

A. True

B. False


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