Videos

This resource has undergone expert review.

Resource Overview

Time Allocated

1 lesson

Origin

Australian

Cost

Free

Content Especially Suited For

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders

Cannabis Yarns

Stories about the impact of cannabis on Aboriginal communities and culture.

Available

Year: Year 9–10, Year 11–12
Targeted Drugs:

Developers

Summary

The Cannabis Yarns video series provides information about cannabis and has been specifically developed with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre worked with two Aboriginal communities to help local people record their stories about cannabis and how it affects individuals, families and the community in rural and urban areas.

The hip hop video Yarndi or my Girlfriend was developed by Wadja Wadja High School and provides information on the effects of cannabis in an engaging way. They won a national music competition held by The National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre.

Expected Benefits

  • Increased knowledge of cannabis-related effects and harms.

Evidence Base

Expert Review*:

The videos were created with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The stories of how gunja can affect individuals, families and communities promotes educational messages in an engaging and personal way. The visual format has the potential to engage students who are less receptive to traditional lesson structures.

*Review provided by researchers at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre.