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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 […]

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 […]