Natives teaching children the benefits of smoking Native tobacco

Posted: February 14, 2008 in Brantford, Headlines, Natives

Brantford Expositor – Original title “Fair will teach kids about traditional native tobacco”

A nutrition fair that will also help educate kids on the difference between smoking cigarettes and using traditional native tobacco will be held Friday at Central Public School.

The Ononh’kwa on: we (Original Medicine) Tobacco Wise and Nutrition Health Fair will run at the George Street school starting at 9:45 a.m.

There will be an introduction by a health promoter from the Aboriginal Health Centre and some traditional drumming by Steel City Drum.

More than a dozen programs and partners will have display booths at the fair, covering topics ranging from diabetes education and bike safety to fetal alcohol syndrome and healthy babies.

Students will learn about wise tobacco lifestyles, including the difference between traditional tobacco and commercial tobacco and the health hazards caused by commercial tobacco.

An information scavenger hunt will be held and the students will also see a display on healthy food choices, nutrition resource information and recipes. Healthy snacks will also be provided.

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Comments
  1. James says:

    WTF?!
    Which taxpayer if funding this travesty?

  2. WL Mackenzie Redux says:

    There is only one taxpayer James…and you is him.

  3. caledoniawakeupcall says:

    Assuming that the taxpayers are footing the bill which is a fairly safe thing to do, it falls on every one of us.

    What would happen if a group of non Natives tried to set up a fair with a booth to educate our kids about the “benefits” of smoking? CAS would be camped out at it ready to apprehend.

  4. WL Mackenzie Redux says:

    In any event this displays the typical liberal idea that if you generously reward stupidity you get less of it.

  5. Scott says:

    W.L. Mackenzie Redux,

    Trying to get ahold of you!

    In a blog last year on another site, you used the phrase ‘Revisionist Histrity’. Is this just your personal play on words with the word ‘histrity’ or did you come upon that word elsewhere. I would sincerely like to know.

    Please contact me as soon as you can, either by email or phone to let me know. Either is fine.

    Thank you,

    Scott
    Paxeon@Onebox.com
    847-461-4611

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