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FNHA, FNHC, FNHDA Issue Statement Supporting Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond’s Investigation into Systemic Racism

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Coast Salish Territory – The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), the First Nations Health Council (FNHC) and the First Nations Health Directors Association (FNHDA) welcome the launch of Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond’s investigation into systemic racism in BC’s health system. “We welcome this effort to shine light on the systemic racism that still exists in our province and […]

Allegations of Racism in BC’s Health-Care System

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COAST SALISH TERRITORY (Vancouver, BC) – The First Nations Health Council acknowledges that the recent allegations of racism in the provincial health system are disturbing and difficult to hear. They remind us of the need for culturally safe and equitable health care.   These allegations reveal there is much work to do to ensure that there […]

FNHA Launches Mobile App

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A message from Richard Jock, Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO), FNHA​​ The FNHA strives to find the best ways possible to serve First Nations and Indigenous people in BC, and we are always exploring ways to better connect with those we serve. In response to feedback received from communities, we are excited to announce the […]

Notice – Helping Rural, Remote and Indigenous Communities Respond to COVID-19

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On April 20th, 2020, the provincial government announced a new collaborative framework to help ensure people living in rural, remote and all Indigenous communities in British Columbia (BC) have appropriate health supports during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. This framework includes immediate actions to improve health-care services and respond to the pandemic, including: Enhanced medical […]

Maintaining Essential Services during COVID-19

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As we face the challenges of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, our strength is grounded in our collective sense of wellbeing and our First Nations perspective on health and wellness. Given the legacy of colonialism, it’s natural that we react protectively in the best interest of our people. We’ve heard how communities are using ‘two-eyed […]

A Message from the First Nations Health Council

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Following the March 21 joint FNHA-FNHC-FNHDA call to postpone or cancel all gatherings, the FNHC calls on community leadership, Hereditary Chiefs, Matriarchs and Spiritual Leaders to help reinforce the critical public health advice to postpone cultural gatherings and large ceremonies. Please respect this critical advice – our spiritual teachings place our Elders and most vulnerable […]

FNHA/FNHC/FNHDA Advise Against All Gatherings to Prevent COVID-19 Spreading

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For Immediate ReleaseCOAST SALISH TERRITORY – VANCOUVER, BC –The First Nations Health Authority, the First Nations Health Council and the First Nations Health Directors Association are strongly advising communities to cancel or postpone all community and cultural gatherings until the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.​ With the increasing evidence about the rapid spread of COVID-19 in British Columbia, […]