HISstory, HERstory, THEIRstory, OURstory

A Journey Through the Native HIV/AIDS Timeline

Acknowledging Our Past to Better Prepare for Our Future

“HISstory, HERstory, THEIRstory, OURstory: A Journey Through the Native HIV/AIDS Timeline” is a historical account celebrating the contributions that American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians made over the past 40 years of the HIV epidemic. OURstory, told in a VoiceThread slide series, features the grass-roots efforts that created strong leaders who paved the way for a new generation of providers and advocates. OURstory showcases the actions of these early leaders that ensure that Natives are heard, counted and included in the U.S. HIV/AIDS policies, initiatives, and funding. (VoiceThread instructions below)

Download the OURstory Timeline in PDF Format

Coming January 2021 - VoiceThread Feature of “HISstory, HERstory, THEIRstory, OURstory: A Journey Through the Native HIV/AIDS Timeline”

VoiceThread is a cloud application that will allow the community to engage with the timeline through text and audio comments using a computer or mobile device. A feature that will allow you to expand on the rich history of OURstory. Stay tuned and check back for the VoiceThread launch!

  • VoiceThread will allow the user to interact with the slides by adding a text comment or voice over using your computer or mobile device.
  • VoiceThread is a cloud application that only requires an up-to-date version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
  • VoiceThread will run on your web-browser and on almost any internet connection.

"A people without a history is like a man without memory; each generation would have to learn everything anew—make the same discoveries, invent the same tools and techniques, wrestle with the same problems, commit the same errors."

- Henry S. Commager

Share Your Story With the VoiceThread Feature of OURStory

VoiceThread is an interactive cloud application that will allow participants to expand on the rich history of OURstory by inserting their comments through text or audio recording onto a slide. To interact with the slides, users must set up a VoiceThread account. 

Note: Guests may view the OURstory slides without establishing a VoiceThread account.

  • VoiceThread can be accessed with a computer or mobile device
  • VoiceThread runs on most web-browsers and internet connection.
  • VoiceThread requires an up-to-date version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

How to Use VoiceThread

Step 1

Set up a free VoiceThread account: https://voicethread.com/register

Step 2

To contribute or comment on the VoiceThread slides, link onto one of the hyperlinked “decade” images below. This will take you to the VoiceThread slides you selected to view.

Step 3

Click on the “Comment” section.

Step 4

A sign in prompt will appear. If you have an account, sign in with your email. If you don’t have an account, click on “Join VoiceThread”

Step 5

Once signed in, click on the “Comment” section. Select “ABC” to type a comment. Select the microphone icon to record a voice comment. Follow the prompts to ensure your comments or voice message are saved.

Step 6

To advance to the next slide, click on the right or left arrows to navigate through the slides.

“HISstory, HERstory, THEIRStory, OURstory” was produced by Rick Haverkate, Directed by Carolyn Kuali`i, with Graphic Designs by Thavin Rajanakhan. Project Partners: Kua`aina Associates, Inc., National Native HIV Network, & Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board.

“HISstory, HERstory, THEIRstory, OURstory” was made possible with support from the Minority HIV/AIDS Fund from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Indian Health Service.