The First Nations Health Authority is pleased to release the second issue of Spirit Magazine: Ceremony! This issue covers a wide range of topics and initiatives from around the province, showcasing the great work BC First Nations are taking on their road to wellness. Stories include mental wellness initiatives on Vancouver Island, Sts’ailes partnerships, newborn ceremonies, Haida earthquake preparedness, Tsilqot’in health fair camp, Nak’azdli Chiefs addressing HIV/AIDS stigma, and much more.
View it online, download it, and look out for hard copies in your community! To contribute to the next issue of Spirit email us:
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We’ve just launched the first ever BC First Nations Health and Wellness Magazine Spirit!
Our quarterly publication will focus on the many positives taking place in BC First
Nations Health transformation.
Hard copies are available through HUB co-ordinators, Regional Health Liasons,
online here and through subscription. For submissions and subscription information please contact:
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The recent edition of the Infobulletin will be the last one produced by the First Nations Health Authority. Over the past four years 16 issues of the Infobulletim have tracked the progress of the “Made in BC” Tripartite Health reform process. The Communications team would like to thank our readership and countless community contributions for making the publication a success.
This September we will be transitioning the Infobulletin to a first-of-its-kind BC First Nations health and wellness magazine. Titled ”Spirit,” the magazine will provide stories, tools and tips focused on maintaining our wellness. In addition to publishing content directly from BC First Nations communities, we will draw upon health professionals, guest editorials, and personal stories to document our collective journey in improving First Nations health and well-being.
As the FNHA continues the journey to establish itself as your health and wellness partner, we look forward to your ongoing contributions. The stories and successes of our communities is what has driven our Infobulletim and ultimately all of our work.
First Nations Health Council Update July 2012 | iFNHA CEO lays out work ahead in BC First Nations Health | Upcoming Regional Caucus Sessions | Gathering Wisdom V | NAHO report looks at obesity, food security and the path to wellness in Aboriginal Communities | Keynote speech addresses lateral violence in BC First Nations | Alaskan Tribes bring international successes to BC First Nations | Okanagan Nation Alliance and Interior Health celebrate new agreement | First Nations Health Directors Association Welcomes New Board Executive | FNHDA Secretariat welcomes new Executive Director! | Vancouver Coastal Aboriginal Patient Navigators Building Support and Offering Solutions | Heiltsuk Mom Wins National Research Award | Three Corners Health Services Society Exemplary Accreditation, First in Canada | ‘Safer Nations’ Video Contest Winner Michelle Colyn accepts the award at Gathering Wisdom V | New Health and Wellness Model Launched | Yoga as a way to Connect to First Nations Traditional Teachings | Skwachays Healing Lodge Opens in Downtown Vancouver | Kwakuitl District Council Health Youth attend the first Indigenous Super Chefs Camp | First Nations Health Society Update - Last Issue of the FNHC infobulletin
Dr. Evan Adams appointed as new Deputy Provincial Health Officer in B.C. | Final iFNHA Board appointments prepare for historic transition | BC First Nations set to meet at Gathering Wisdom V | Tripartite Committee discusses regional focus on First Nations Health transformation | First Nations Honour Vancouver Coastal Health Council member Charles Nelson | FNHDA Update: Provincial Training in Osoyoos | Northern Aboriginal Patient Liaisons are Going the Distance | Local Vancouver Island Health Centres filling the gap: Success stories applauded and more Island development coming | Health Knowledge and Information Cluster Update | 11th BC Aboriginal Diabetes Conference finds Route to Wellness | Northern HIV/AIDS Task Force renews mandate to STOP disease: “The time for pilot projects is over” | Aboriginal Doula Training Initiative: “We’re Leaders in showing Health Actions in Action” | Learning from the past on injury awareness | Panorama project brings eHealth local | Apply for the Aboriginal Practical Nursing Program at Seabird Island! | eHealth Young Innovators Summer Camp
Tripartite Framework Agreement on First Nations Health Governance is signed – Now What? | Fraser Salish Nations and Fraser Health Authority sign landmark partnership accord | FNHDA Update: Happy New Year! | Research & Surveillance - Cluster Update | Native Education College: Aboriginal Health Care Assistant Program | AIDS/HIV - BC First Nations Aboriginal Review Committee (ARC): The Seek and Treat for Optimal Prevention of HIV/AIDS Pilot Project | Northern BC Aboriginal HIV AIDS Task Force presents: We Are Not Afraid: Knowledge is Empowering | Community Engagement Hubs collaborate with Around the Kitchen Table | Aboriginal Patient Liaisons: Becoming Equipped to Better Serve First Nations | Better Together Session: FNHS and Health Canada staff begin meeting, talking, and sharing the goal of a First Nations Health Authority | Making the Most of Your Doctor’s Appointment | Announcing: 2012 Video Contest “Safer Nations - Injury Prevention” | First Nations Health Society Update
Partners Sign Historic First Nations Health Agreement | FNHDA Update: AGM September 21 & 22 | Aboriginal Practical Nursing Program celebrates 10 student graduates | Unique program teaches cultural competency | Research & Surveillance - Cluster Update | FNHS Annual Report Highlights | Traditional Healers Gathering: Oct 12 & 13 | Aboriginal Patient Navigators in British Columbia | Gathering Wisdom, Now What? Second Annual Tripartite Videoconference Update Draws Record Crowd | What Exactly is “Health Actions”? | Have you checked out our YouTube channel recently?
GW IV: A Historic Moment for BC First Nations | Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq: “I would not be here if I did not think this is doable” | GW IV: Standing Up Leadership, Celebrating Unity | “Health is not so much about medical care, but being well inside.” Keynote address by Nainoa Thompson | Health Directors Update – Health Directors Association Regional Sessions a Success! | The winners of the “Active Spirit, Active History” video contest! | Traditional Healers’ Gathering | Important Notice From Census Canada to Canadian Residents |
Interior Nations Sign Unity Declaration | Health Directors Launch Regional Discussions | Health Actions: “Where the Rubber hits the Road” | Carrier Sekani Family Services Conference Highlights | Dr. Gabor Mate- In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts| CSFS Bah’lats- A Feast to Remember | Renewing our Response Update | Ruth Williams inducted into Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame | First Newsletter from the BC First Nations Panorama Implementation Project! | Updated contract process to provide Hubs with consistent funding schedules and planning | Hearts@Work Health Fair in Lytton/Boothroyd | “Moving Forward Together”: A Communications Strategy & Tool-kit | Tripartite Evaluation of the H1N1 Pandemic Response | Social Media Launch: FNHC Twitter, Facebook & YouTube! | FNHC’s Active Spirit,
Active History Video Contest! | Take our Communications Survey!
Report from Ian Potter | Regional Governance Updates | FNHC Welcomes new relationship with Ministry | Health Directors membership drive | Tla’Amin Nation’s Strong Medicine Program | Considering an Eye Exam | Renewing our Response Update | Stories from Tsilhqot’in, Seabird and Haida Hubs | Northwest Health Conference | Hub Video- Coming Soon! | Tripartite Data Sharing Agreement signed | Regional Health Survey Cultural Interpretation Sessions | Census Changes Cause for Concern | Cultural Competency Training launched | Seabird Island’s Aboriginal Nursing Pilot Program
Health Council shift to Regional Representation | Health Directors Incorporate | First Nations from across Canada seeking advice on Tripartite agreements | Regional Governance Supports in Place | Seabird Island Health Services receives BC Medical Association Award for Health Promotion | Ts’ewulthun Health Centre wins Canadian Public Health Association award for Innovation in Family Health | Traditional Medicine Scan reveals Community consensus | Regional Health Survey- The next steps… | Community Engagement Hub Update | Northern Liaison to support Health Planning & Community Engagement Hub Development | Proactive Communications and the Secwepemc Hub | Ruth Williams to receive Honorary Doctorate of Laws from TRU | Madeleine Dion-Stout receives Aboriginal Achievement Award | The First Nations Health Council wants to Share your Stories |
Governance Video in Development | Health Governance Timeline | Health Governance FAQ’s | Physical Activity Strategy | Traditional Medicine Survey | A focus on Maternal and Child Health | First Nations eHealth Knowledge Generation and Sharing | Seabird Hub hosts Elders Gathering | H1N1 Evaluation Project | Regional Health Survey | 80% of First Nations complete Health Human Resources Scan |
HEALTH GOVERNANCE: Health Directors form Association | FNHC Co-Chair Update | POPULATION HEALTH: Win Olympic Tickets! | Role Model Poster Winners | Ts’ktlclaycawts - “They Are Of Age” | H1N1 Training | HEALTH SYSTEMS: eHealth | Community Health Planning Committee | RESEARCH & PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT: Tripartite Data Agreement | Regional Health Survey | HEALTH HUMAN RESOURCES: Health Workforce Development | Recruitment and Retention | Success Story Winner - Amanda Dixon
Co-Chair Update- H1N1 | Second First Nations Fitness Course | Health Recruiters get ready for Fall | BC First Nations Holistic Kidsport Program | Northern Youth and Leadership Address HIV/AIDS | Chehalis Opens Snoweyelh Department | Leaders complete Fitness Challenge | Dr. Kyba’s Corner | Governance Update: Your Questions Answered | First Nations eHealth Projects Take Flight | Health Planning Committee Seeks Members | Regional Health Survey Update
Fitness Course for First Nations | Alaskan Delegation to present at GWIII | Soowahlie, Campbell River complete data collection | The Aboriginal Administrative Data Standard | Bursary & Scholarhip initiatives -deadline Extended | Your Governance Questions Answered | eHealth, Moving Together | Gathering Wisdom III New Dates |
Gathering Wisdom III, Tripartite Injury Prevention, Call For BC First Nations Directors, 2009/2010 Wellness Diary launched, Vision Screening Training, Health Governance, Food Skills for Families, Technology and Health Data Management
FNHC to Launch Physical Activity StoryBook; A Message from our Co-Chairs; Health Directors Forum 2008; Are There Alternatives To Prescription Medications?; Health Careers Recruiters Complete Vancouver Island Tour; Call for Participants
Maternal and Child Health Expert Working Group; Feature>Regional Governance Sessions; Mary’s NIHB Corner; Nutrition Survey to Guide Provincial Initiatives; First Nations Regional Health Survey (RHS) Update; Mental Wellness Program Update; eHealth: More Than Just Technology; Community Engagement
FNHC completes business plan; Best Practices Funding application; Spotlight on Ktunaxa First Nation; FN ActNow update; Health Eating Guidelines; North American Indigenous Games; Red Cross partnership provides training; Vision screening coming soon; FN Health Managers National Conference; Health Survey Participation up; Mental Wellness Program Update
Tripartite FN Health Plan changing FN Health delivery in BC; Resources for Residential School Survivors; First Nations Health Governance; Regional Surveys; 2nd Annual Gathering Wisdom Forum; Community Best Practices; Community Engagement Hubs; Youth Physical Activity Survey Results; Feeding Mind, Body and Spirit; Health Careers Recruitment Officers; Navigating Dental and NHIB Appeals
Evolving First Nations Health Council; Aboriginal Health Human Resources Initiative; Health Careers; Alternative and Traditional Medicine; Early Childhood Development Initiatives; Mental Health and Addictions; Regional Health Surveys; Community Hubs; First Nations Physical Activity Survey; eHealth Center of Excellence