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Piapot FN goes visual with COVID-safety photo billboards – Regina Leader-Post

Mar 02, 2021

“I think when people see themselves out there, their family sees them, and then they’ll share it more.”

The old cliché says a picture is worth a thousand words; Piapot First Nation figures seven more won’t hurt.

The Cree nation north of Regina is using photo-billboards with short, seven-word phrases to remind its members to stay COVID-safe through the pandemic.

Each of the four, double-sided billboards feature images of band members doing safety protocols to stop the spread of the coronavirus: A young toddler wears a racoon face shield while munching on a snack; a middle-aged man wearing a mask readies his hands for a squirt of hand sanitizer; and, among others, a girl is washing her hands while wearing her pink Barbie mask.

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