There is an old saying that, "A picture is worth a thousand words." The simplest description of PhotoVoice is a visual depiction of the community, by the community.
Photos from the 2021 Native Connections PhotoVoice project are featured on this website. Photographers are Nez Perce youth, young adults and parents / caregivers of youth and young adults.
This first group of photos were taken in response to the question, "What does self-love mean to you?"
The overall goal is to promote behavioral health, wellness and self-care among Native American youth and young adults on or near the Nez Perce Reservation. Native Connections activities are planned and implemented by a native youth advisory board - NAHOVA (Native American Hear Our Voices Arise).
What brings you joy?
What calms you down when you are mad?
What does "Being Indigenous" mean to you?
Traditional and Cultural Practices
What are your favorite cultural activities?
What are your future plans? / What you look forward to in your future?