|The group attended meetings
and dinners hosted by the local Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling
Association, where the participants were asked what could be done
to increase youth awareness on the dangers of smoking, as well as
help those who are already addicted to quit.
The group decided on an information booth during the local Pow-wow,
then hosting a Wellness Day barbeque and dance where youth could
come to learn and take part in fun activities, while being informed
on effects of tobacco and fill out a survey on tobacco and smoking
The group chose the slogan “Smoking, why do it?”, while
we realized this only targeted smoking and not chewing tobacco we
believed it had a certain ring to it.
Next, in order to increase interest in the project, the group decided
to offer prizes at the Wellness Day. A bicycle would be the main
prize for youth participating at the event and filling out a survey.
The group believed that this would generate interest and bring people
to the pow-wow booth and to the Wellness Day to fill out more surveys