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Reclaiming Our Connections–The Next Ten Years


Reclaiming Our ConnectionsThe Next Ten Years, is the theme for Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey X scheduled for January 14-16, 2020 at the Vancouver Convention Centre on traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. We hope you’ll join us at the 10th milestone of this event! For more information and to register, visit gathering-wisdom.ca

This theme is rooted in the language of the First Nation Health Council’s Reclaim campaign that expresses the FNHC’s advocacy role in support of our vision for Healthy, Self-Determining and Vibrant BC First Nations Children, Families and Communities – and our belief that the time is now to reclaim our cultural wellness in rebuilding the health and wellness of our Nations.

Gathering Wisdom forums – held every 18 months – manifest the commitments within the Tripartite BC First Nations Health Plan that underpin the transformation of health and wellness for BC First Nations. The forums are sponsored by the First Nations Health Council (FNHC) and bring together First Nations leaders, health and wellness leads, elders and community members to discuss health, mental health and the social determinants of health. This year, Gathering Wisdom will provide an opportunity for leaders and health and wellness leads to learn about promising practices from other communities across BC, discuss the role of health and healing in Nation rebuilding, and discuss new opportunities in the areas of mental health and the social determinants of health. In addition, results from a number of evaluations, including three mandatory evaluations required under the Tripartite Framework Agreement and The Canada Funding Agreement, will be shared.

The FNHC’s Reclaim campaign images and language will be part of Gathering Wisdom X and on our social media channels leading up to the 10th anniversary forum. Attendees will see portraits of First Nations people from across BC and read about what wellness means for them and for their communities.