What’s better than bannock? Win a brand new bike by sharing traditional food on social media.

Beyond Bannock Challenges Youth to show your Traditional Food, by March 13

The First Nations Health Authority has a social media campaign and contest underway: The Beyond Bannock Traditional Foods Challenge. (All the info shared below has been pasted from the link.)


Are you attending Gathering Our Voices 2015? Take part in the GOV Beyond Bannock Social Media Challenge! We encourage any and all First Nations youth to participate. All submissions are eligible for the Early Thunderbird prizes but to be eligible for the Grand Prizes you must be registered for GOV 2015.

The challenge will lead up to the conference taking place March 17-20 on Lheidli T’enneh territory in Prince George and will showcase the strong connections between First Nations youth and their traditional foods. Participation is easy and awesome prizes are available!

This contest will run from Jan 30, 2015 to March 13, 2015

Youth can participate in three ways:

 Sharing their photos

 Short videos

 Written stories

Social media platforms used will include Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. To take part, upload your content in the following categories:

Catching or Harvesting!

Show or tell us how you connect to the land to collect, catch, or harvest your food! Images can include collecting berries, catching a fish, smoking salmon, gathering tea, hunting, or preparing! Use your imagination!

Your Traditional Meal!

Show or tell us about your traditional meal. What’s in it? Where did it come from? How did you cook it? What does your Nation eat?

Eating with an Elder!

Show or tell us about you sharing a traditional meal with an Elder in your family or community. Did you cook it together?

As this is a Social Media Challenge your posted or email submission will serve as your consent for the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres and the First Nations Health Authority to post your photographic image and/or voice recording and words on social media. You are also responsible for obtaining consent from any other people in your photographic image and/or voice recording before posting or submitting by email.

Submission Guidelines

To be eligible for a prize, ALL participants must meet the following requirements:

 All submissions must be tagged with the hashtag: #beyondbannock

 You must also register for the challenge here.

Social Media Platform


Facebook (stories, images, video)

Tag Gathering Our Voices and First Nations Health Authority, and #beyondbannock

Instagram (images and video)

Tag @gatheringourvoices, @fnha, and #beyondbannock

Twitter (text, images, and video)

Tag @gov_conference, @fnha and #beyondbannock

Submission tips:

 Images should be in focus and show your food along with people (we want to see your beautiful faces!)

 Remember to include a short caption of what is happening in your photo.

 Videos should be no longer than 1 minute.

 Written stories can be as long or short as you like.

 If possible, include what Nation you are from.

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