The Ecohealth & Watersheds in Northern BC project focuses on watersheds as settings for health and well-being. The project is co-lead by the University of Northern British Columbia and the Northern Health Authority and involves researchers, knowledge users and watershed partners from across Northern British Columbia.
Project partners wanted to explore the use of digital and new media techniques to help integrate and share their existing knowledge surrounding health, environment, and community, to enhance approaches to intersectoral health and watershed governance strategies in their local regions. Digital stories, which are short, digital narratives that combine still or movie images, a personally recorded message, an audio soundtrack, and text, were chosen as key tool for knowledge translation and mobilizing action through research.
In 2013, watershed partners shared what they saw as the interactions among health, environment and community in their watershed.
These are their stories:
How One Fish Can Impact the Health of A Community
Watershed: Nechako/Murray Creek
Watershed Partner: Wayne Salewski
Collaborators: Murray Creek Stream Rehabilitation Project/NEWSS
Water Stewardship and the Community of One Island Lake
Watershed Partner: Reg Whiten
Collaborators: City of Dawson Creek Watershed Steward
Yin kak honzu: The earth is beautiful
Watershed Partner: Sandra Harris
Fuelled by: Knowledge holders & Elders of the Wet’suwet’en Nation