Graphic Recording: indigenous youth wellness

This week, over 80 youth and 60 community/public health workers gathered at an important conference: giving input into an online wellness tool for indigenous youth.

Karlene Harvey from the interim First Nations Health Council and I were on hand for graphic recording. Graphic recording is drawing in front of the room,  in real-time. As people talk, they  ‘see’ their ideas develop and fit into a bigger picture.

Here are some photos:

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I listened to community workers to create this image
graphic recording graphic facilitation vancouver indigenous and aboriginal health
Karlene and I collaborated on this chart
graphic recording graphic facilitation vancouver indigenous and aboriginal health
Karlene and I collaborated on this chart

graphic recording graphic facilitation vancouver indigenous and aboriginal health
we work big - 6 feet by 3 feet

We had lots of great feedback about the visuals – and there were many, many young artists in the room, too. Youth presentations included videos, drawings, singing,  drumming, skits, and so much creativity. (I could never make a video in an hour!)

Each picture is six feet wide.  To make it easy for communities to share their work back home, edited and professional digital copies of these images will be made into small PDFs and sent out to all of the participants as part of the followup.

Thank you again for the invitation- I was honored to support this gathering.

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