The Healthy Aboriginal Network: Non-profit Promotion of Health, Literacy & Wellness

Wednesday 28 November, 2007

As an update, Darkness Calls, our suicide prevention comic book, has sold out. We’re building a list of organizations that are interested in the third printing – once again on high quality coated paper (which turned out much brighter than the first printing) – so please feel free to send an email if you’re interested.We also turned Darkness Calls into a moving short, in color, in a First Nations language (Gitxsan, from the Hazelton, BC area) for the additional benefit of language retention. This project was amazing for the youth of the Gitksan Wet’suwet’en Education Society, as they did not speak their language prior to being involved in the project. But they learned the words and phrases necessary for the story, and felt empowered by the experience of combining suicide prevention with their culture. There has been considerable interest from other Metis, Inuit and First Nations in dialoguing in their language as well.

We just released On the Turn, our gambling addiction comic book. The story is about a young woman that quite un-expectantly gets hooked on poker at school. But through counselling at her local friendship centre and the support of her parents, she is able to make amends to the people she hurt the most – her family. Pricing is the same as the Darkness Calls comic book and includes shipping and handling. More information will be available soon at www.thehealthyaboriginal.net.

Our diabetes prevention comic book, An Invited Threat, is almost finished and looks like it will be released in January. Not sure when our staying in school comic book, Level up, will be released. Hopefully early next year. Our comic books on pride in community, residential school and living with FASD are still in the writing phase.

I appreciate your time. Please feel free to pass this email on to anyone you feel appropriate.

Sean Muir
Executive Director
328 East Thirty Second Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5V 2Y4
Tel. 604-876-0243 F 604-876-0248 sean@thehealthyaboriginal.net

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