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First Nations Health Council Chair Report – Fall 2018

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Since June 2010, it has been my honour to serve as Chair of the First Nations Health Council (FNHC). I am pleased to announce I was just re-elected for another term. BC Chiefs challenged the FNHC to negotiate a tripartite agreement that resulted in improved services, secured long-term funding, and improved health outcomes. We met […]

SAVE-THE-DATE! FNHC Fall Regional Caucus Sessions

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Dates and locations of the First Nations Health Council Fall Regional Caucus Sessions have been set. Additional information including registration links, agenda items and background information will be shared over the coming weeks. For now please save-the-date and we look forward to seeing you there! Vancouver Island: Dates: Nov 6, 7, 8 Location: Nanaimo Coast […]

Tripartite Ceremony Reaffirms Commitment to Improve Mental Health and Wellness Services with First Nations in British Columbia

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In May of 2018 at Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey IX, the First Nations Health Council (FNHC), Government of Canada and Province of British Columbia announced a commitment to improve mental health and wellness services that support First Nations children, families and communities in BC. Building on this announcement, Canada, BC and the FNHC […]

Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey IX Recap

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The FNHC would like to thank all of those who attended Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey IX on May 15-17, 2018. This year, over 700 Chiefs, Leaders, Health Directors, Youth Leaders, Elders, and federal and provincial partners attended the 3-day forum to engage in discussions surrounding the health and wellness of BC First Nations. […]

Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey IX Presentations

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Presentations from Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey IX are available here: Day 1 – Honouring Qut-Samet, Leonard George Day 1 – Cancer and First Nations Peoples in BC Day 2 – Presentation from the FNHA – Dr. Shannon McDonald and Joe Gallagher Day 2 – Role of Health Resilience and Healing in Nation Rebuilding […]

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 […]