Indigenous Nurses Needed to Bridge Gaps in Health Care System

May 11, 2017

Tania Dick, a nurse who will soon become the first Indigenous president of a British Columbia nursing association, followed in the footsteps of her mother, who was an activist and nurse.

First Nations Authorities to Gather Data on Fentanyl Overdoses

May 1, 2017

The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) is working with authorities in British Columbia to begin collecting data about the number of Indigenous deaths due to fentanyl overdoses.

Health Canada Changes Travel Policy for Pregnant Indigenous Women

April 9, 2017

The Federal Government is changing its health policy to begin paying for someone to travel with Indigenous women who need to leave their communities to give birth. This comes after recommendations from the Truth and Reconiliation Commission to recognize the state of Indigenous health.

First Nations Bring Awareness to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

April 20, 2017

First Nations throughout Canada are working to bring awareness and education about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). By working with schools and health and social services workers, more Indigenous people can be reached to develop an understanding of the disorder.

Northern Health Making Cultural Safety in Healthcare a Priority

March 8, 2017

Northern Health (NH) has partnered with the BC Ministry of Health, First Nations Health Authority, and other regional health authorities to strengthen cultural safety for Indigenous people through the structure of healthcare delivery systems.

Manitoba Legislature Condemns Ottawa for Failure to Improve Services for Indigenous Children

October 26, 2016

Manitoba's provincial legislature has passed a motion put forward by NDP MLA Wab Kinew, condemning the federal government for under-funding social services for Canada's Indigenous children.

Colonialism as a Broader Social Determinant of Health

A proposed broader or Indigenized social determinants of health framework includes "colonialism" along with other global processes. What does it mean to understand Canadian colonialism as a distal determinant of Indigenous health?

Health Transportation Policy

This policy outlines: Health Transportation Assistance for On-Reserve Members, Health Transportation for Off-Reserve Members, Exceptions to Travel Assistance, Hotel Accommodation Receipts, Unallowable Expenses, Non-Insured Health Benefits Approval, Escorts, Assistance Procedures, Compassionate Ca

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Sekw'el'was (Cayoose Creek Band)
New Relationship Trust


This 248 page guidebook provides key tools for groups to identify the nature of the issues they face, gather appropriate information, transform it into knowledge, and moblize themselves and others to meet the demands.

BC First Nations Health Handbook - Ministry of Health Planning

A resource to First Nations families and communities. More and more of us are seeking ways to improve and maintain our health. Many First Nations people have problems accessing health services.