Injury Prevention

Treaty 3 - Anishnaabek of Lac Seul First Nation, Couchiching First Nation, Whitefish Bay, Northwest Angle #37

Jesse Terry asserts that all season ventures like canoeing and dogsledding are integral components of ancient Anishinaabe practices that should be carried forward. Advocating land-based activities, he blends outdoor survival skills with cultural awareness and protocols. Key concepts related to survival are featured in the Ojibway language, including spelling and pronunciation. Terry demonstrates how to build a shelter with a hand knife, how to create an emergency bundle when going out on the land, how to turn over a tipped canoe, and how to avoid a bear attack. His approach integrates a respectful relationship between the natural environment, animals, and local youth, while acknowledging the importance of injury prevention. Terry's discussion on injuries and accidents is constructive because unintentional injuries are one of the leading causes of death in Indigenous people, occurring at a disproportionately higher rate than that of the Canadian national average. A general audience will find value in this video because of the multilayered analyses on culture, physical activity, survival skills, and emergency preparedness through education, environment and enforcement.

** a production **
Executive Producer | Grand Council Treaty 3
Producer and Director | Jesse Green
Writer | Jesse Terry
Editor | Rachel Beaulieu
Run Time | 34 mins

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