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Step up’ers walk around the entire world in September! (Well just about)

38,000 KM logged by First Nations Health Champions

It’s the beginning of October and soon our nights will start to get longer and colder. This may affect our distances and steps but with a supportive network and positive attitude we should be able to continue with our goal of staying active.

On the cold and lonely days, when all you want to do is stay in bed or sit on the couch and watch TV instead, remember this little fact: In September, the combined distance traveled by all of those in the Beefy Chiefs Challenge was around 38,000km, which is only 200km short of the distance around the world. Each of our contributions, big and small, helped make that possible. 

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August Step Up Winners

Island continues to dominate standings

As the Beefy Chiefs Challenge enters its third month, Vancouver Island continues to dominate the standings - sweeping three of the six monthly prizes. Is this an early indication of things to come or will we see other regions become more active as word of the challenge spreads?

This month’s winners…

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Gary, where have you been? BC Chiefs are already part of the solution!


“Are native leaders ready to be part of the solution?” Yes, Mr. Gary Mason, BC Chiefs and leaders are already part of the solution. BC Chiefs set aside anger and acted to improve the health outcomes of their communities in British Columbia. Chiefs tasked the First Nations Health Council to lead the way in creating healthier individuals, families, and communities. British Columbians and Canadians alike need to know about this success story…

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Beefy Chiefs 2.0 – July Prize Winners

Roberts walks length of Vancouver Island! Kruger most active minutes
Photo: Chief John Kruger wins in July for most active minutes

In July, those participating in the Step Up challenge walked a combined total of over 2820 km. Which is the same distance as walking from Whitehorse to Vancouver and then to Penticton.

Each month three Beefy Chiefs participants have the chance to win a Fitbit for a family member- we are excited to share with you this month’s big winners!

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Beefy Chiefs Eligibility Expanded

Beefy Chiefs 2.0 – Eligibility has been expanded to all BC First Nations!

​The 2nd Annual First Nations Health Leadership Challenge – Beefy Chiefs 2.0 Step Up Challenge has been expanded to all BC First Nations citizens.  The First Nations Health Council challenges all BC First Nations to sign up to compete alongside our leadership for most steps, distance, and active minutes.  Registrants must be participating on behalf of a community to be eligible for quarterly and the grand prize, which will awarded at Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey VII. We also have many exciting monthly and random prizes for our respected partners and participants!

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Latest in Events

Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey VI

Oct. 22-24th, 2013 | Vancouver, BC at the Hyatt Regency – Coast Salish Territory More Information… (and streaming video)

Gathering Wisdom V

May 15-17, 2012 | Hyatt Regency, Vancouver More Information… (and streaming video)

Latest Quarterly Update

Transition Update- Volume 1 - Issue 4

Transition Update- Volume 1- Issue 4


News from the First Nations Health Council

• A Message from the First Nations Health Council
• Building Blocks for Transformation
• Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey VI
• First Nations Leadership Health Challenge (Beefy Chiefs Challenge)
• Regional Updates...Find out what is going on in your Region!

News from the First Nations Health Authority

• Where we are today - Chief Executive Officer Update
• Novation: your questions answered by Health Canada and the FNHA
• Policy Planning and Strategic Services focuses on Regional Supports
• Interim Regional Health and Wellness planning approach FAQ’s
• First Nation Health Benefits Update

Transition Update:

July 2013 | PDF download (6.26 mb) |

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