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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 […]

Spring 2017 Regional Caucus

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The Spring 2017 Regional Caucus Sessions will begin next week. The FNHC is continuing the process of engagement and planning with First Nations on the social determinants of health. The upcoming Regional Caucus dates will focus on children and family wellbeing with an emphasis on early years. We are very pleased to announce that Terry Cross, […]

Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey VIII Summary Report

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Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey VIII took place November 30 to December 2, 2016 on Coast Salish Territory in Vancouver. We thank the Chiefs, Leaders, Elders, Health Directors, and Caregivers who attended Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey VIII. We thank-you for taking time to contribute to this important conversation. Your wisdom and advice […]

Letter to Chiefs and Leaders on FNHC and INAC MoU

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  Dear Respected Chiefs and Leaders, As representatives to the First Nations Health Council (FNHC), we are pleased to share this update on recent developments related to the work of the FNHC. New Partnership with Canada: The federal government has established an ambitous agenda for change. The federal government has committed to a renewed Nation-to-Nation […]

First Nations Health Council and Indigenous and Northern Affairs Ceremony Marks Agreement on Improving Lives of Children and Communities in B.C.

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Coast Salish Territory – Vancouver, B.C. – The First Nations Health Council (FNHC) and Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) have marked the signing of a recent agreement in ceremony on Coast Salish Territory in Vancouver. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is a commitment to work together, through a process of community engagement, to improve […]

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 […]