Hotıì ts’eeda developed culturally safe resource materials that present federal and territorial government advice on pandemic safety measures through a cultural lens.
The information campaign called Our Home is Our Camp was done in partnership with FOXY (Fostering Open eXpression among Youth), and in coordination with the Government of the Northwest Territories, Department of Health and Social Services (GNWT-HSS).
Working with Dehcho Dene artist Melaw Nakehk’o, a poster series was developed and shared with NWT residents (in all NWT languages) using culturally-relevant illustrations that convey the importance of social distancing and safe on-the-land practices in all languages of the NWT.
A further poster was designed to provide contextual information to health service providers and the public about the devasting history of epidemics and disease in the territory.
A further COVID-19 Basics photo-based poster was developed to underscore public health measures in culturally-relevant contexts. Several of these infographics were mailed directly to NWT communities, for posting at local stores and offices, in all official languages of the NWT.