Photovoice: A NunatuKavut Inuit Mental Wellness Initiative
We’re inviting NunatuKavut members aged 18 and up to share their experiences, knowledge and perspective of the lands, waters and ice they call home through a process called Photovoice. Photovoice is the use of video and photography to capture important and meaningful lived experiences that can be shared and discussed with others.
Join one of two info sessions on the NunatuKavut Facebook Page to learn about the Photovoice process. Click “Going” on either our 2:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. session, on or before September 15th, and be sure to log into your Facebook at that time to join our interactive discussion!
If you decide to enroll in the Photovoice project, you will be sharing your own photos or collecting old photos over a period of one year – reflecting life through the four seasons: winter, spring, summer and fall.
The “Understanding People, Place, and Culture: A NunatuKavut Inuit Mental Wellness Initiative” endeavours to strengthen mental wellness resources in NunatuKavut. It includes the design, pilot, evaluation and implementation of a culturally appropriate mental wellness program.
Community members are invited to share their experiences and expertise through storytelling, photovoice and theatre. It involves local expertise from diverse people including patients, families, health care providers, and community leaders.