The Healthy Aboriginal Network


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To see our new United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child posters, please click here: www.thehealthyaboriginal.net/UNCRC.

To see our new augmented reality knowledge transfer posters, please click here - www.thehealthyaboriginal.net/augmented. Or you can watch a video demonstration at www.youtube.com/user/HealthyAboriginal.


We create illustrations, posters, video and comic books on health and social issues for youth. The books we have in stock are listed below. Please note the comics on staying in school, gambling awareness and youth health issues are all sold out. There are no immediate plans to reprint, as we need an anchor order of 10,000 copies in order to get cost effective pricing.


Dropping out / staying in school motion comic - In Level Up, Terry is contemplating dropping out of school. But before he does, he’s asked to spend some time with his cousin Dave, a successful game developer. Rather than lecture Terry, Dave makes the importance of school relatable - he compares education to moving up a level in a video game. The DVDs are available for sale at $15 each, including shipping. The trailer for the motion comic can be seen here.
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Droppin' the Flag - explicit language version - while focus group testing the draft story, gang youth asked for a potty mouth version for additional 'street cred.' We didn't disappoint.
Sales price $25 per box of 125 comics. Partial orders at regular below prices.

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Financial Literacy - The Game Plan - we all think we know what happens to our money – how much we make and where we spend it. And if we’re asked whether impulse buys and payday loans are a good idea, we all likely know that the answer is ‘no’. But making the right decision at the right time can be hard to do. Check out how money all finally makes sense to Jake once he relates it to his lacrosse aspirations.

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Éducation Financière -Le plan de jeu- On croit tous qu'on sait ce qui se passe avec notre argent- combien on en gagne et où on en dépense. Et on sait tous que les dépenses impulsives et les prêts sur salaire ne sont pas de bonnes idées. Mais prendre une bonne décision au bon moment peut être difficile à faire. Viens voir comment Jake arrive à comprendre clairement ses finances lorsque il les relie à ses ambitions de lacrosse.

Dog bites – The Gift- Dog bites are a real problem in some rural communities. Knowing what to do, but maybe more importantly what not to do, could help avoid a painful bite. It’s up to all of us to respect our relationship with dogs.

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Le Cadeau- Les morsures de chiens représentent un problème réel dans certaines communautés rurales. Le fait de savoir quoi faire, ou plutôt ce qui est à proscrire, pourrait aider à éviter une douloureuse morsure. Il est de notre responsabilité de respecter notre relation avec les chiens.

Residential School – Lost Innocence - is a fictional story (but based on documented real life experiences of survivors) of a brother and sister's residential school experience in the 1930's. It’s our longest book at 64 pages and has a truth and reconciliation theme. Because of the length and weight this book costs $6 each for all quantities.

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Maternal Child Health – It Takes a Village- our maternal child health book is about Lara, a young mom-to-be that is visited by Danis, a stranger. Danis teaches Lara the importance of eating healthy foods, avoiding alcohol, breastfeeding, keeping dad involved and bonding with your baby.

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Sexual health – Kiss Me Deadly- a range of issues are covered in our sexual health comic book – from respect and communication in relationships, to pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, two-spirit people and sexual health as a career or youth led project.

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Youth in care – Lighting up the Darkness - Jenny returns to her community after living in the city with her aunt and uncle. While visiting family, she has a series of painful flashbacks to when she was a little girl. Jenny’s story is one girl’s struggle. But many youth will be able to relate to events in her young life.

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Living with FASD - Drawing Hope is a collection of five stories, based on stories told by members of the Whitecrow Village community. The stories are about struggling in school, the importance of friendships and receiving support from friends and family.

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Living with FASD DVD- Drawing Hope is a video representation of the popular comic book. The voices were performed by youth living with FASD. The DVDs cost $15 each, including shipping.

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Smoking prevention - River Run is the story of a group of youth that learn the traditional use of tobacco while on a canoe trip. One of the youth, who smokes, gets her world opened up along the way.

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Sports/Gang awareness - In Path of the Warrior, Cullen gets rolled out of his gang and is forced to reconnect with his family and community. Team sports and culture become his new support system.

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Mental Health - In Just a Story, Wendy doesn’t have any friends her age and feels overwhelmed at school. Her little brother is more social but he’s quick to lose his temper and get into fights. Something is clearly bothering them both. Good thing they’re open to getting help and breaking down the stigma of mental health.

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Diabetes awareness - An Invited Threat is about a family’s realization that the food they eat and make available to their community is not good for them. It’s about making healthy decisions now, rather than waiting until it’s too late.

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Integrating gang youth back into communities - incarcerated youth were asked about their experiences with their gangs. Droppin' the Flag is the product of those discussions. When asked what we could change during the focus group testing process, gang youth said 'don't change a thing. That's the way it is.'

Sold Out

Réintégration de jeunes de gang dans la communauté – En 'groupes de discussion' , nous avons demandé aux jeunes incarcérés de décrire leurs expériences. Laisser tomber le gang est le résultat de ces discussions-là.  Lors de notre processus d'auto-évaluation, nous avons demandé aux jeunes de gang ce que nous pouvions améliorer. Ils ont répondu ‘Ne changez rien – c’est comme ça que ça se passe, la vie de gang.’

Gambling awareness - In On the Turn is about a young woman that learns how to play poker at school.  Peer pressure gets the best of her and she learns what it feels like to hurt someone she loves.

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Youth health issues- Standing Together was HAN’s first comic book. It was created by youth, on the issues that they felt were important to their community. As it turns out, health authorities felt the same.

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Ordering instructions:

Please send an email with your mailing address and the number of books you want for the invoice. We will combine your comic numbers for the best possible price. All of our comics cost the same (except Lost Innocence, which is $6 for all quantities) and include shipping (there is a surcharge to the US). GST is extra.

No. of Comics Unit Price    
1-15 $6.00    
16-39 $5.00    
40-69 $4.00    
70-99 $3.75    
100-199 $3.50    
200-999 $3.25    
1,000+ $3.00    

 

 

 

 

 

 


To see how we focus group test our stories and images with youth and professionals, check out the rough videos we created on our YouTube channel at
www.youtube.com/user/HealthyAboriginal
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Healthy Aboriginal Network
3240 Comox Road
Courtenay, BC V9N 3P8
Phone: 250-941-8881
sean@thehealthyaboriginal.net
A BC incorporated non-profit Society