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First Nations Health Authority and First Nations Health Council Letter to Attendees of Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey VIII

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January 6, 2017 Greetings and Happy New Year, Following up on recent dialogue at the Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey Forum, First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and First Nations Health Council (FNHC) offer a few points of clarification on items raised by forum delegates. Because the focus of this year’s forum was the social […]

Summary and presentations from Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey VIII

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Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey VIII took place on November 30 to December 2, 2016 at the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel in Vancouver, hosted by the FNHC. Delegates took part in a governance forum around the social determinants of health – the social, cultural, economic and environmental factors that contribute to healthy communities. The […]

Communique on Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey

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The FNHC is pleased to announce more details about the upcoming Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey forum. Gathering Wisdom will be hosted by the FNHC on November 30 to December 2, 2016 at the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel in Vancouver. The focus of the forum this year is the social determinants of health – […]

Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey VIII

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Communique Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey VIII will be hosted November 30 to December 2, 2016 at the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel in Vancouver. Since its inception, Gathering Wisdom has been fundamental to shaping a strong and collective vision for First Nation health governance in BC. The Tripartite Framework Agreement on First Nations Health […]

Fall 2016 Communique

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First Nations in BC share a vision of healthy, self-determining and vibrant First Nation children, families and communities. We as BC First Nations have set a goal of eliminating health inequalities. In addition to improving health services, we want to work collaboratively to address the social and environmental factors that contribute to poorer health outcomes […]

Memorandum of Understanding on the Social Determinants of Health

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Dear Respected BC First Nation Chiefs and Leaders, On behalf of the First Nations Health Council (FNHC), we are pleased to provide you with a copy of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by the FNHC and the Minister for Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation (MARR) on March 3rd, 2016. Adding to the rich history and […]

FNHC Speaks to Auditor General Report

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Dear Respected BC First Nations Chiefs and Leaders, As duly appointed representatives to the First Nations Health Council (FNHC), we write to share information in response to recent questions and concerns. First, we wish to thank the Chiefs and Leaders that shared words of encouragement and appreciation for the work of the First Nations Health […]

First Nations and Accountability – A Colonial Narrative of Convenience

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Shane Gottfriedson, British Columbia Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief (From our BC AFN Partner Shane Gottfriedson) Let’s be clear, everyone needs to be accountable and responsible for their actions. The principle of Reciprocal Accountability has been a foundation in many First Nations communities since time immemorial. The tale of First Nations’ irresponsibility, lack of […]