Local girl wins provincial poster contest

“The 4 sacred medicines are sage sweetgrass cedar and tobacco. The Medicine man gives to the sick people to make them feel better.” - Sammie
“The 4 sacred medicines are sage sweetgrass cedar and tobacco. The Medicine man gives to the sick people to make them feel better.” – Sammie

by Goat Staff

A local 11 year old girl, Samantha Arntson, won an annual poster contest celebrating the heritage traditions of BC’s aboriginal people.

Each year, FORED provides cash prizes to aboriginal youth ages 5-18.

“We received a diverse array of posters from First Nations youth across the province from Chemainus to Prince George. Their artwork reflects the unique medicinal herbs, plants and trees from their traditional territories,” says Victor Godin, FORED’s Educational Director.

Sammie, is 11 yrs old and was diagnosed at birth with Charge Syndrome.  She is legally blind and has minimal hearing. She uses drawing as a way to communicate.

FORED BC Society, established in 1925, provides sustainability tools, resources & consulting to communities throughout BC, including First Nations.