Regional Caucus Sessions Announced
FRASER SALISH CAUCUS: December 12-13, 2011
All Fraser Salish Region Chiefs and Health Leads/Directors are invited to attend the Fraser Salish Regional Caucus Meeting on December 12th and 13th at Harrison Hot Springs.
To register for Fraser Salish Caucus, please CLICK HERE. .
If you require assistance with registering, please contact
INTERIOR REGION CAUCUS: December 15-16, 2011
All Interior Region Chiefs and Health Leads/Directors are invited to attend the Interior Region Caucus Meeting on December 15th and 16th in Kelowna, BC.
To register for the Interior Region Caucus, please CLICK HERE.
Deadline for Online Registration is Thursday December 2, 2011.
If you require assistance with registering, please contact Mary McCullough, Regional Health Liaison, Interior Region
New approach will lead the way on First Nations’ health care
By Doug Kelly, Vancouver Sun November 16, 2011
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In his Oct. 26 column, Economic independence needed, Fazil Mihlar uses powerful facts to paint a shockingly dismal picture of first nations’ “health status.”
Mihlar notes that the Canadian population is aging while the first nations population is significantly younger. He correctly says that it is in Canada’s interest, morally and economically, to improve the health of first nations members and draws attention to this shameful blight on Canada’s international reputation.
Sadly, however, like so many academics and so-called experts, Mihlar also prescribes an overly simplified treatment without undertaking a detailed review of the patient’s history.
Framework Agreement Signing Words to Remember
On October 13th, 2011, BC, Canada and BC First Nations signed the historic Tripartite Framework Agreement on First Nations Health. The signing ceremony was hosted by Squamish Nation and included cultural protocols provided by Squamish and Sta’Ailes First Nation. Check out speeches from the principles and witnesses below:
Federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq