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HIV/AIDS Coalition launches a new youth video “Facts & Fears“

The Northern BC First Nations HIV/AIDS Coalition is pleased to present their second Youth video “Facts and Fears: Healthy Living and Leadership.” The release took place last month at the First Nations Health Authority’s North West Youth Wellness Gathering in Prince George.

This video is the Coalition’s second Youth video produced since 2010. The 25-minute video focuses on asking Youth leaders from Northern BC First Nations communities what they do to keep themselves healthy. The video helps to provide peer training for Youth, who want to hear from other youth how to take part in their communities and find their role in society.

Coalition Chair, Emma Palmantier states, “It is important to empower our Youth to be our future leaders. I encouraged our Youth Coalition Working Group to plan this video to ensure that resources for youth are readily available.”

The video participants include: Dr. Todd Lester Alec from Nak’azdli, Jodi Payne from Tahltan Nation, Eric Klapatiuk from Lhtako Dene, Wilf Plasway Jr. from Lake Babine Nation, and Augustina Caron from Saulteau First Nations.

The Youth video is intended to be a follow-up to the Coalition’s first video, where former Haisla Chief Delores Pollard stated that every child has a gift and it’s up to the community to find out what that gift is. Production of the video was recommended by Youth participants from our Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness workshops and regional youth sessions.

DVD copies will be distributed to the 55 Northern British Columbian First Nation communities before March 31, 2017.

You can view the video on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQMAUbHZRmk&feature=youtu.be

For more information

Emma Palmantier, Coalition Chair
Tel: (250) 563-1281
Cell: (250) 617-0557