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Agenda for Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey IX

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Agenda for Gathering Wisdom is Available Now! The FNHC is pleased to share the draft agenda for the Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey forum on May 15-17, 2018 in Vancouver. The purpose of the forum this year is to promote dialogue among First Nations in BC on strategies to address the broader determinants of […]

Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey 2018 Youth Leaders Program

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The FNHC is now accepting applications for First Nation leaders aged 16 to 30 years to participate in the inaugural Youth Leaders Program at Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey IX, May 15-17, 2018. There are 10 spots available – one male and one female from each BC region. The 10 Youth Leaders selected will […]

Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey IX FAQ

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What does my community need to know about the Gathering Wisdom forum this year? The Gathering Wisdom forum this year will feature discussions on health, mental health, and the social determinants of health. Based on feedback from the last Gathering Wisdom forum, it is important that there are opportunities to learn and contribute to the […]

Holiday Message from Grand Chief Doug Kelly

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As I look back on the past seven years, it strikes me that our greatest strength, our diversity, could also be our greatest weakness.  The striking diversity of more than 200 communities, can at times, be our greatest weakness. For several years now, the journey to transforming the world for our children and grandchildren, required […]

Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey 2018 – SAVE THE DATE INVITATION

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Dear BC First Nations Chiefs and Leaders, The First Nations Health Council (FNHC) is pleased to invite Chiefs and Leaders to Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey IX, taking place May 15-17, 2018 at the Westin Bayshore on Coast Salish Territory in Vancouver. This unique forum is the largest First Nations health and wellness forum […]

Commitment Stick Grant Renewal to Support First Nations Healing

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​​The work is not done yet. Commitment Stick grant renewal to support First Nations healing Community-driven initiatives support ending violence against Indigenous women and girls ​​ Recent events in BC draw attention to the ongoing need for community-driven support and safety for women and girls. To promote resilience and healing, all five First Nations Health […]

Fall 2017 Regional Caucus

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The Fall 2017 Regional Caucus Sessions will begin next week. The upcoming Fall Caucuses are important forums for Leadership, Health Leads and Social Leads to contribute to discussions on social determinants of health and connect with federal/provincial partners. This is a unique opportunity to affect how programs and services are delivered to BC First Nations. […]

First Nations Health Council and Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council sign MoU

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On Monday, September 25, 2017, the First Nations Health Council (FNHC) and the 14 Chiefs of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council (NTC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the NTC Annual General Meeting in Port Alberni, BC. With this MoU, the FNHC  agrees to advocate for and support the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council to make progress […]

Summer 2017 Update

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The FNHC Mandate In May 2011, BC First Nations provided the First Nations Health Council (FNHC) an ambitious mandate. In addition to providing dedicated political leadership for the implementation of the health plans and agreements, and supporting health systems transformation, leaders called upon the FNHC to build partnerships to make progress on the social determinants […]