A Photovoice Project
The Cultural and Visual Context of Healthy Body Weight and Body Image among Aboriginal Women in the Battlefords Tribal Council Region is funded by the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR). Obesity and its associated health risks have been identified as areas of concern for First Nations women. Little is known about the visual, gendered, historical and cultural meanings or experiences of healthy body weight and healthy body image for Aboriginal women. The goal of this research is to identify, analyze and disseminate local knowledge about the cultural and visual contexts of healthy body weight and healthy body image from the perspective of First Nations women in the region.