First Nations video contest offers $10,000

First Nations people invited to enter video about health for cash prize

The interim First Nations Health Authority is encouraging B.C. First Nations to take control of their health messaging.

The Safer Nations – Injury Prevention 2012 video contest is offering $10,000 in prizes as well as provincial recognition in creating video messages that create awareness of injury prevention.

Many preventable injuries in 2012 are still related to traditional and respected cultural activities like hunting, boating, hiking and dealing with wildlife, according to iFNHA.

First Nations people are also influenced by new risk factors including chemical safety, intoxication, motor vehicle safety and violence.

“Injuries are one of the leading preventable causes of death, hospitalization and disability among aboriginal peoples in B.C. – the leading cause being motor vehicle crashes,” said Dr. Evan Adams, the aboriginal physician advisor to the B.C. provincial health officer. “We need to develop a strategy to support better health and longevity for First Nations by enhancing surveillance, skills, knowledge, community capacity and support the area of injury prevention.”

The deadline for entries is April 27 and videos will be judged by a panel at the Gathering Wisdom V forum in Vancouver this May. The contest encourages all First Nations film makers, from the pros to camera-phone directors to enter.

Learn more online at www.fnhc.ca.

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