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First Nations Health Council Welcomes Publication of MMIWG Report as Important First Step

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Coast Salish Territory – The First Nations Health Council (FNHC) welcomes today’s publication of the National Inquiry Into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls report as an important step towards protecting our women going forward. The women of the FNHC, as part of the regionally appointed Council providing leadership and advocacy in health transformation […]

Evolving Engagement Structure

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Evolving how we engage: First Nations Health Council, First Nations Health Authority and First Nations Health Directors Association separate political and technical conversations. The separation of business from politics is a hallmark of the BC First Nations Health Governance Structure. This principle is captured in our founding documents including the seven directives. Through regional caucus […]

Orientation Video – Living Well: Transforming First Nations Health in BC

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This video outlines a brief history of the Tripartite First Nations Health Governance Structure in British Columbia, the agreements and documents that led to its creation, and the innovative work to transform health outcomes through service improvements in partnership with First Nations communities and leadership in the province.

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 […]