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Cowichan Tribes Hosts 42nd Annual BC Elders’ Gathering: ‘I tst ‘o’ hwun’ ‘I (We are Still Here)

Cowichan Tribes Hosts 42nd Annual BC Elders’ Gathering: ‘I tst ‘o’ hwun’ ‘I (We are Still Here) COWICHAN TERRITORY – DUNCAN, BC – Cowichan Tribes is honoured to host Elders from across the province in our traditional territory to attend the 42nd Annual BC Elders’ Gathering on July 10-12 at Island Savings Centre. “We are […]

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 2018349 Views

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Category: HealthText

Skidegate Breaks Ground on New Wellness Centre

Skidegate Breaks Ground on New Wellness Centre For Immediate Release  SKIDEGATE – Community members, Elders, leaders and partners were on hand for a momentous ground-breaking at a new wellness centre in Skidegate on Haida Gwaii today. The groundbreaking included a ceremonial fire on the building site and offerings of food and tobacco. The new 9,400 […]

by pmnationtalk on March 8, 2018245 Views

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Invitation: Significant funding announcement to help First Nations communities tackle the overdose crisis and save lives

The Honourable Judy Darcy Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Invites you to attend a significant funding announcement to help First Nations communities tackle the overdose crisis and save lives PLEASE NOTE UPDATED TIME: 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 8, 2018 The Westin Bayshore Hotel, Chairman Room (North Tower) 1601 Bayshore Dr. Vancouver Take the elevator […]

by pmnationtalk on February 8, 2018319 Views

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Category: HealthText

Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services to Make an Announcement

MEDIA ADVISORY Ministry of Children and Youth Services Minister of Children and Youth Services to Make an Announcement December 7, 2016 Minister of Children and Youth Services Michael Coteau will make an announcement about new legislation to improve the wellbeing of children, youth and families. Date: Thursday December 8, 2016 Time: 2:00 p.m. Location: Covenant […]

by pmnationtalk on December 8, 2016606 Views

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Category: LawText

#Violencestopswithme: BC First Nations Commit to Ending Violence against Women and Girls

Media Release COAST SALISH AND ESK’ETEMC TERRITORY – On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) announces support for an anti-violence initiative aimed at promoting health and well-being in BC First Nations communities. Esk’etemc’s (Alkali Lake) Commitment Stick initiative is focused on ending violence against women and […]

by pmnationtalk on November 29, 2016547 Views

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Category: HealthText

40th BC Elders Gathering Draws Thousands to Celebrate First Nations Wisdom-Keepers

40th BC Elders Gathering Draws Thousands to Celebrate First Nations Wisdom-Keepers For Immediate Release                                                         ​ (Coast Salish Territory – Vancouver) – Over 3,000 First Nations Elders and […]

by pmnationtalk on July 13, 2016665 Views

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Category: HealthText

Cultural Humility Campaign Launched as part of National Aboriginal Day of Wellness Events in BC

For Immediate Release June 22, 2016 Cultural Humility Campaign Launched as part of National Aboriginal Day of Wellness Events in BC What will you do to make healthcare culturally safe? Make your public commitment today. (Coast Salish Territory – Vancouver, BC) – The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) is pleased to announce the launch of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 2016714 Views

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Category: HealthText

Mental Health Week: Hope, Help, and Healing Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Post-vention Toolkit

To mark Canadian Mental Health Week, the First Nations Health Authority would like to share a resource to support First Nations, Aboriginal, and Indigenous communities, Health Directors, community health workers, and others working in an area that touches on preventing and responding to suicide in their communities. The Hope, Help, and Healing Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 20161125 Views

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Category: HealthText

FNHA and Health Canada Joint Statement for Stakeholders: Office of the Auditor General Study on First Nations Health Service

Feb 2, 2016 The First Nations Heath Authority (FNHA) and Health Canada today welcome the findings of the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) Report: Establishing the FNHA in British Columbia (BC). The report affirms several positive elements of FNHA’s work and the establishment of the First Nations health governance structure in BC. It also […]

by mmnationtalk on February 2, 2016962 Views

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Category: GeneralText

What the Auditor General Study Tells Us on Improving the Lives of First Nations Peoples

In October of 2014 members of the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), First Nations Health Council and First Nations Health Directors Association were invited to participate in an Office of the Auditor General study to inform Parliament about the efforts undertaken by British Columbia First Nations, Health Canada, and the Province of British Columbia to […]

by mmnationtalk on February 2, 2016847 Views

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Category: HealthText

Innovative Primary Care Teamlet Offers Continuum of Care for Enhanced Health Services in Cowichan Valley

Innovative Primary Care Teamlet Offers Continuum of Care for Enhanced Health Services in Cowichan Valley For Immediate Release    January 26, 2016 Holistic Approach Supports Patient Physical, Mental, Spiritual and Emotional Wellness (Cowichan Territory – Duncan, BC) – A new community-based primary care teamlet is now seeing patie​nts at Cowichan’s Ts’ewulhtun Health Centre. The teamlet […]

by ahnationtalk on January 26, 2016908 Views

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Dr. Jeff Reading Appointed Western Canada’s First Chair in Heart Health Research for First Nations People

Dr. Jeff Reading Appointed Western Canada’s First Chair in Heart Health Research for First Nations People Chair will lead research and education to develop a health program tailored to the needs of First Nations people Coast Salish Territory – Vancouver, B.C. – First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), Simon Fraser University (SFU) and the St. Paul’s […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 20161039 Views

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Category: HealthText

?Esdilagh Breaks Ground on New Health and Community Facility

?Esdilagh Breaks Ground on New Health and Community Facility For Immediate Release   January 11, 2016 ?Esdilagh Territory – The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) would like to congratulate the ?Esdilagh First Nation on breaking ground on its new health and community centre that took place on January 7. ?Esdilagh is located on the Fraser […]

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 2016962 Views

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Category: BusinessText

Riverstone Home/Mobile Detox Services Triple Efforts in Additional Communities

Riverstone Home/Mobile Detox Services Triple Efforts in Additional Communities For Immediate Release   December 18, 2015 SURREY – Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and Mission residents, members of Fraser East First Nations communities and other residents of Fraser East who need support in withdrawing from substances can now access two new home/mobile detox teams serving these communities. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 20151032 Views

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Category: HealthText

For the Child Taken, for the Parent Left Behind

For the Child Taken, for the Parent Left Behind Communique                                                                       December 16, 2015 First Nations Health Authority Statement on Truth […]

by pmnationtalk on December 16, 2015907 Views

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First Nations Health Council Discouraged By Latest Provincial Child Welfare Report

For Immediate Release                                                                           December 14, 2015 First Nations Health Council Discouraged By Latest Provincial Child Welfare Report Coast Salish Territory – Vancouver BC – The provincial BC First Nations health and wellness advocacy body, the First Nations Health Council (FNHC), is deeply discouraged with the approach taken by the Province of British Columbia in the […]

by pmnationtalk on December 15, 20151248 Views

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Record Number of First Nations First Responder Graduates Recognized in B.C.

December 3, 2015 Record Number of First Nations First Responder Graduates Recognized in B.C. (Lheidli T’enneh Territory – Prince George, Dec. 3, 2015) – The Red Cross and First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) are celebrating a record number of First Nation individuals across B.C. that graduated as part of the First Nations First Responders  program. […]

by pmnationtalk on December 3, 2015857 Views

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“Smokestack Sandra” FNHA Podcast Informs and Encourages Smokers to Quit Commercial Tobacco

For Immediate Release November 23, 2015 “Smokestack Sandra” FNHA Podcast Informs and Encourages Smokers to Quit Commercial Tobacco The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) has launched a tobacco-cessation podcast that shares the personal journey of a respected northern First Nations leader as she commits to quitting commercial cigarettes. The candid and humorous three-part podcast, “Smokestack […]

by pmnationtalk on November 24, 20151265 Views

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Category: HealthText

Doula Initiative Enables Access for First Nations and Aboriginal Women

Doula Initiative Enables Access for First Nations and Aboriginal Women The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and BC Association of Friendship Centres (BCAAFC)​ are pleased to announce a shared $360,000 investment to fund doula services for First Nations and Aboriginal families in BC. The grant funding will support families to pay for prenatal, birth and […]

by pmnationtalk on September 28, 20151472 Views

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Category: HealthText

Transforming Health for First Nations Peoples – Over 600 Registered for Historic Health Conference, Join Us!

        For Immediate Release                                                                                              April 22, 2015  Transforming Health for First Nations Peoples – Over 600 Registered for Historic Health Conference, Join Us! Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey VII – Coast Salish Territory in Vancouver May 6-7  Coast Salish Territory (Vancouver, BC) – Dates are fast approaching for the seventh annual one-of-a-kind […]

by ecnationtalk on April 22, 2015872 Views

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Category: HealthText

Historic Chair to Lead Heart Health Research for First Nations Peoples

For Immediate Release                                                                                                 March 24, 2015 Historic Chair to Lead Heart Health Research for First Nations Peoples  Coast Salish Territory – Vancouver, BC – The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), Simon Fraser University (SFU), and St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation have announced the establishment of the First Nations Health Authority Chair in Heart Health […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 20151323 Views

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Category: HealthText

International Journal for Indigenous Health and First Nations Heath Authority Launch Call for Wellness-Based Health Intervention Papers

    For Immediate Release                                                                                      March 12, 2015 International Journal for Indigenous Health and First Nations Heath Authority Launch Call for Wellness-Based Health Intervention Papers  COAST AND STRAITS SALISH TERRITORY (Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia) – The International Journal of Indigenous Health (IJIH) and First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) are pleased to announce a collaborative […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 20151507 Views

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Category: HealthText

Call for Presenters, Exhibitors and Sponsors: Share Your Story at Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey VII

For Immediate Release                                                                                       March 6, 2015 Call for Presenters, Exhibitors and Sponsors: Share […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 20151296 Views

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Category: HealthText

Steering the Success of BC First Nations Health Transfer in BC

For Immediate Release                                                                                                  February 2, 2015 Steering the Success of BC First Nations Health Transfer in BC OTTAWA – Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose, British Columbia Health Minister Terry Lake, First Nations Health Council Chair Grand Chief Doug Kelly and First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) Chief Operating Officer Richard Jock met today in Ottawa to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 3, 20151227 Views

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Category: BusinessText

Richard Jock assumes role as FNHA Chief Operating Officer

      For Immediate ReleaseDecember 2, 2014 Richard Jock assumes role as FNHA Chief Operating Officer COAST SALISH TERRITORY (Vancouver, BC)—The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) is pleased to announce that effective immediately, Richard Jock is the Chief Operating Officer (COO). Richard was previously the VP of Policy, Planning and Strategic Services for the FNHA. “Our […]

by ecnationtalk on December 2, 20141398 Views

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New Partnership to Improve Cancer Care for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit in British Columbia

COAST SALISH TERRITORY (Vancouver, BC) – In a collaborative effort to improve cancer care for First Nations and Aboriginal peoples in BC, five organizations have announced their partnership on a new strategy to advance improvements in continuity of cancer care for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit patients in rural and remote communities. The project will […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 20141392 Views

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First Nations Panorama Implementation Project Wins National Award for Work in BC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 16, 2014 First Nations Panorama Implementation Project Wins National Award for Work in BC COAST SALISH TERRITORY (Vancouver, BC) – The First Nations Panorama Implementation Project (FNPIP) team in BC has won a distinguished national eHealth award for their ground-breaking work creating new pathways to technology and access to better health […]

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 20141734 Views

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