Earth Day – sharing a digital story, the Earth is Beautiful

I thought I would share one of the most engaging projects I had the good fortune to participate in. I sat with some amazing volunteers on a Ecohealth steering committee (UNBC & Northern Health) exploring the well-being of water, people and community to creates a multidisciplinary and an integrated look at healthy watershed governance, a fitting topic for today, Earth Day.

I have learned much about collaboration, social determinants of health, indicators and sharing stories. One of the key outcomes of this working group was to share a story about ecohealth. I completed a two day session at UNBC in Prince George last year and learned about the many different ways of creating a digital story. And off I went to explore the possibilities of creating a story about healthy lands and healthy people.

I partnered up with the Office of the Wet’suwet’en and my colleague and I worked hard to map out a digital story that shared the connections between healthy people, lands and communities. UNBC provided the technical support to help assemble the story, sound and layout. What an amazing project to work on & Vanessa, was an amazing support and guide through this story making process.

Anyways the digital story can be found at UNBC & Northern Health’s Knowledge to Action site, at the bottom of the page. It’s the Wet’suwet’en Story, Yin Kak Honzu, the Earth is Beautiful. It’s about 10 minutes long, FYI. Much heartfelt thanks to the elders and speakers who gave their voice and time in this fun project.

The project is also highlighted in the Arts Health Network of Canada, the link is here. What an honor to be included…tabi misiyh!

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did…Sandra





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