Gathering Wisdom Forum
Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey V
Gathering Wisdom V for a Shared Journey (May 15-17, 2012) brought together over 800 delegates including BC Chiefs, Health Directors, and Provincial and Federal Partners to discuss the future of health for First Nations in BC. At last year’s forum BC First Nations made history. This year we continued our collective journey towards First Nations control of the design and delivery of First Nations health programs and services, and a new health partnership with federal and provincial governments. Gathering Wisdom Forum Mini-Guide
Presentations:May 15th, 2012
Opening Remarks: Jacki McPherson, Vice President, FNHDA
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Opening Remarks and Progress Report: Grand Chief Doug Kelly
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Wellness Plenary: Dr. Evan Adams, Dr. Naomi Dove, Dr. Shannon Waters, Dr. Georgia Kyba, Dr. David McLean, Dr. Sarah Williams
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Keynote Speaker: Lateral Violence: Madeleine Dion Stout
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May 16th, 2012
Leadership & Navigating the Currents of Change: Gwen Phillips (FNHC Interior Region), Warner Adam (FNHC North Region), Cliff Atleo (FNHC Vancouver Island Region)
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Transition & the iFNHA - Joe Gallagher, Chief Executive Officer, iFNHA
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Navigating the Currents of Change - Success Stories: Dan Winkelman, Vice President for Administratiojn and General Counsel of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation
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Navigating the Currents of Change - Success Stories: James Moore, Chairperson, Nisga'a Valley Health Authority
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Regional Partnership Accords: Shana Manson, FNHC Representative, Vancouver Island Region
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May 16th, 2012
Our Evolving Ladscape: Dr. Perry Kendall, Provincial Health Officer
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Physicians as Partners: Dr. Lloyd Oppel, Chair, Council on Health Promotion, BC Medical Association
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Gathering Wisdom IV for a Shared Journey: Summary Report BC First Nations Leaders and Health Directors and technicians came together in an historic meeting to determine the future direction of an initiative to restructure health care for First Nations in British Columbia. Held in Richmond on May 24-26th, the meeting – Gathering Wisdom IV was attended by an unprecedented level of First Nations leaders in BC.
Read the summary report to learn how the presentations, panels, and discussions lead to the adoption of the Consensus Paper: British Columbia First Nations Perspectives on a New Health Governance Arrangement.
Discover how leadership perspectives shared by BC Chiefs, Provincial and Federal Partners and guest speakers informed the discussion and ratification of a collaborative approach to improving First Nations health in BC.
Thank you to all of the respected leaders, health directors and government partners who helped to make Gathering Wisdom IV such a successful event.
Check out our highlight reel to relive some of the powerful moments of Gathering Wisdom.
On May 26, 2011, First Nations in British Columbia passed a historic resolution to assume greater control and decision-making over their health and wellness. 146 of the 167 Chiefs and representatives in attendance (87%) voted in favour of the resolution which will make BC First Nations the first in Canada to take over health service delivery from the federal government. The resolution also provides the First Nations Health Council a strong mandate to work with the Province and the Health Authorities. NEWS RELEASE - Gathering Wisdom IV May 2011| pdf download |
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