Natives confront AIDS discrimination
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Navajo community members and leaders held a march and rally in Shiprock, New Mexico, to observe World AIDS Day.

The theme of the march was "Stigma and Discrimination." Participants called on an end to discrimination based on sexual orientation and HIV/AIDS status. The march included Pauline Mitchell, the mother of a Navajo teen whose killer bragged that he murdered a gay person.

In Alaska, Selina Moose has embarked on her own AIDS education campaign. Her brother is battling the disease and she wants to inform Alaska Natives.

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Shiprock observes World AIDS Day (The Farmington Daily-Times 12/3)
Inupiat Hopes Brother's Story Opens Talk on HIV (Scripps-McClatchy 12/3)

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