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MNBC: Ta Saantii Health & Culture Days Survey
January 22nd, 2018
BC Healthy Living Alliance Funding was secured for several Métis Chartered Communities across the Province to host a total of 18 Métis “Health & Culture” Days, between January and August 2018. These community-designed “Health & Culture” Days will provide an opportunity for Métis community members to get active while reconnecting with Métis culture, their community and the land.
Métis-specific physical activity programs are critical to identifying and addressing Métis health-related needs. As it stands now, Métis health information is primarily based on an assumption that Métis health is equal to that of the First Nations population which results in the delivery of “Aboriginal” or “Indigenous” Health Programs that do not reflect or address the needs of the Métis communities. Alongside the “Health & Culture” Days programming that is underway, we have also put together a brief 5-minute survey to better understand what YOU would like to see in terms of Métis-specific physical activity programs and if there are any barriers to YOUR participation in the existing physical activity programs. This information will allow our team to advise our project partners on best practices for including Métis people in all future physical activity programs.
Please complete the survey to ensure that all “Aboriginal” or “Indigenous” physical activity programs are Métis-inclusive. And, if you are interested in participating in one of the “Health & Culture” Days, stay tuned! We have 3 Métis “Community Activators” – one in the Fraser Health Authority Region, one in the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority Region, and one in Interior Health Authority Region – who are working on behalf of those communities involved in the projects to coordinate and confirm their events!
Thank you for taking the time to fill out the survey and ultimately help create more powerful events.
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