Educational

Indian Horse: e-learning modules

Project Description

Through this project, our hope is to build understanding in non-Indigenous Canadians about why things look the way they do for Indigenous Peoples today. We will be rolling out interactive educational modules starting in September 2018 for the school year. Our resources will help students and educators discuss this history in a safe and culturally relevant way.
Richard Wagamese’ award-winning novel Indian Horse is being taught in thousands of Canadian classrooms, with over 100,000 copies of the book in circulation. The story of Saul Indian Horse hit the big screen back in April 2018. Now we have launched the educational DVD.  Help us make sure that the Indian Horse film reaches high school classrooms across the country, and that it has long-tale life as a resource that fosters empathy, healing and understanding.

Client: Screen Siren Pictures Inc.

Living Well

Project Description

This video was created for the First Nations Health Council (FNHC) and was shown at Gathering Wisdom X conference in May 2018.
Often, what are described as the ‘determinants of health’ are really the determinants of disease -- through this work we will take a strengths-based approach, that will connect the work being done by the FNHC, all the regional representatives, and health directors to the ‘social determinants of resilience’, put in its most simple terms:  What it means to be Living Well.
 

Strong Medicine

Project Description

Strong Medicine is an educational video developed by the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network and CATIE, with and for Indigenous people living with HIV.
By weaving together Indigenous knowledges of culture and wellbeing and Western knowledge of HIV testing and treatment, this video shares accurate information about HIV testing and treatment. It encourages people to get tested and to start, resume or stay on HIV treatment for their own health and wellbeing.This video is a positive and supportive educational tool for all Indigenous people living with HIV and those affected by HIV. It can be viewed in its entirety or in chapters.

Coyotes Food Medicine

Project Description

Storytelling has always been a traditional way to share knowledge and wisdom. Now we have new tools to share old ways, and to take on new problems. In July 2016, Secwepemc Elders were asked to help develop a teaching story about prescription medicine, This story reflects some of the cultural teachers/animals of the Secwepemc’ulcw people.
From this conversation the story of Coyote’s Food Medicines emerged. Coyote is on a mission to collect medicines - but will everything go as planned? Often stories include the Trickster character, who can be both humorous and heroic, helping to teach through its mix of cunning, foolishness and ambition.

Let's Involve Women in Village Budgeting! e-Course

Project Description

We developed an e-learning course for Oxfam Canada that was part of a larger “Power Up” women’s empowerment project in Indonesia, which encourages women’s participation in the budgeting process. This interactive module inspires women to get the issues they care about on the village agenda and funded, while providing tips on how to navigate the process and overcome barriers.
 
To make the process more relatable and overcome low literacy barriers, we created a series of animated videos following the journey of a young Indonesian woman expecting her first child. The responsive HTML 5 course is optimized for mobile users and will be made available online as a web-application or it can downloaded offline as a free-standing module for desktop users. The videos with both Indonesian and English closed captions will also be available.
 
Currently, the project hasn’t launched but you can see the English version.

FNTC Talks Tech

Project Description

We made these short, sharable films in collaboration with the First Nations Technology Council to help position them as a culturally safe way to look at how technology, innovation and entrepreneurship can benefit indigenous people and communities. We also created their cool video banner on their new website! 

 

 

Real Aid Means No Blockade

Project Description

We created this animated infographic for Aid Watch Palestine. Special thanks to Maggie Wang and Ignacio Florez for all the volunteer hours they put in! 

Living With Cancer book

Project Description

We created a support book called "LIving With Cancer, Everyone Deserves Support" for First Nations and Métis people living with cancer in BC. This was a project created by  partners First Nations Health Authority, BC Cancer Agency, the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres, and Métis Nation BC. It was funded by the Canadian Partnerhship Against Cancer. It was a real honour to interview all the amazing people pictured in the book.

Vancouver Coastal Health

Project Description

We created a series of graphics for Vancouver Coastal Health's Communicable Disease Control department to use in their ourtreach materials an on their website.

Micronutrient Forum

Project Description

We created a signature illustration for the Micronutrient Forum to use in promoting their upcoming Micronutrient Forum Global Conference, October 24-28 in Cancun, Mexico. Drawing on Mayan themed iconography, attention is drawn to women and girls, as the theme of the conference is "Positioning Women at the Centre of Sustainable Development. We look forward to extending this theme and illustration style as the conference approaches.

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