FNHC Communications- A Year in Review 2011
Health Council Progress Report December 2011
December 13, 2011
Dear Respected Chiefs and Leaders,
Since Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey IV (May 2011), and more recently the signing of the British Columbia Tripartite Framework Agreement on First Nation Health Governance, the First Nations Health Council has undertaken a number important initiatives based on the direction provided by BC First Nations in Resolution 2011-01 and the Consensus Paper: British Columbia First Nation Perspectives on a New Health Governance Arrangement. The purpose of this letter is to provide an update on the status of these initiatives and to share details surrounding the level of work that will need to be completed over the upcoming months.
Fraser Salish Nations and Fraser Health Authority sign landmark partnership accord
December 13, 2011
VANCOUVER – Recognizing that First Nations must have more say in their own health, the Fraser Salish Nations and the Fraser Health Authority today signed a Partnership Accord aimed at making significant progress in improving the health of First Nations in the region.
This Partnership Accord is the first health agreement of its kind in the province - one between a regional health authority and one of the regional caucuses that have been formed by the First Nations Health Society to work with health partners to improve First Nations health.
Native leadership ‘keen to smash the status quo’
National Post · Dec. 6, 2011 |
By Grand Chief Doug Kelly
In his column (A Road Out Of Native Hardship, Dec. 2.), John Ivison is generous to Pierre Trudeau yet harsh to National Assembly of First Nations Chief Shawn Atleo. Mr. Ivison seems to have difficulty recognizing the difference between good and bad ideas. At the risk of being called a “basket case,” I reply. With National Chief Shawn Atleo, Ivison opines: “But while there’s little doubt he is distressed by the pictures coming out of the troubled Attawapiskat reserve in northern Ontario, he doesn’t really want to overturn the present state of affairs.”
Gathering Wisdom V - Save the Date!
December 1st is World AIDS Day
In an effort to keep our First Nations communities and families safe, First Nations Health Council shares the following educational websites and resources to promote AIDS awareness.