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The Tŝilhqot’in Nation endorses the recommendations outlined in the Turpel-Lafond Report, In Plain Sight: Addressing Indigenous-specific Racism and Discrimination in B.C. Health Care.

Williams Lake, BC: The Tŝilhqot’in Nation endorses the recommendations outlined in the Turpel-Lafond Report, In Plain Sight: Addressing Indigenous-specific Racism and Discrimination in B.C. Health Care and its findings of wide-spread systemic racism within the B.C. health care system. Almost 9,000 participants were surveyed in the report, and the overall findings are that Indigenous people […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 20206 Views

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BC Government: Community-led projects give voice to Indigenous women to end violence

Dec. 2, 2020 Community-led projects give voice to Indigenous women to end violence VICTORIA – The Province is supporting Indigenous communities and organizations to end gender-based violence through 20 unique projects that support and collaborate with Indigenous women and girls throughout B.C. “We are supporting community-led projects that provide opportunities for healing and violence prevention […]

by pmnationtalk on December 2, 20205 Views

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Nursing Is About Walking the Path Together – FNHA

Dec 02, 2020 ​2020 is the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. In celebration and recognition, we will feature stories all year long of nurses and midwives from across the province and the great work they do for BC First Nations people and communities. It can’t be easy for Sue Griffin to sum up […]

by pmnationtalk on December 2, 20204 Views

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Joint statement on B.C.’s COVID-19 response, latest updates

Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia: “Today, we are reporting 656 new cases of COVID-19, including three epi-linked cases, for a total of 33,894 cases in British Columbia. “There are 8,796 active […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 20204 Views

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First Nations Leaders Feel Vindicated by Systemic Racism Report; Say Ministry of Health Must Share COVID-19 Data Immediately as Part of Its Response

Turpel-Lafond report finds pandemic is magnifying racism and disproportionally impacting Indigenous people, including a lack of “timely and complete sharing of data related to positive or presumptive cases of COVID in or near First Nations Communities.” BELLA BELLA, BRITISH COLUMBIA (December 1, 2020) – A coalition of First Nations leaders who have been calling on BC’s Ministry of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 20208 Views

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Community projects receive more than $100,000 in funding to help address the overdose crisis

“These grants are so critical, they empower community-based initiatives and put people with lived experience at the centre of our response as we work to save lives. Mayor Kennedy Stewart” November 30 2020 – Seven community-led initiatives that are responding to the overdose emergency have received funding totalling $104,660 to support their vital work. The […]

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 20208 Views

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Health and Wellness Support for Indigenous People – Following Release of Addressing Racism Investigation Report

The release of Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond’s report, In Plain Sight​: An independent investigation into Indigenous-specific discrimination in B.C. health care​ may trigger distress, bring back traumatic memories or feelings resulting from negative experiences in health care for many Indigenous people, for providers and others involved in the health system. The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) […]

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 20206 Views

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Review recommends steps to solve widespread racism in B.C. health care

VICTORIA – Indigenous people in British Columbia are exposed to widespread racism that often results in negative experiences at the point of care, inequitable medical treatment, physical harm and even death, the independent review into Indigenous-specific discrimination in the province’s health-care system has found. Informed by the voices of nearly 9,000 Indigenous patients, family members, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 20207 Views

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Rapid response by health officials to COVID cases in First Nations community near Zeballos – Times Colonist

December 1, 2020 A rapid response to almost 20 cases of COVID‑19 in a remote First Nations community near ­Zeballos has seen transmission contained, says Island Health. There are reportedly 17 people with COVID-19 — eight of whom have recovered — in the Ehattesaht First Nation, one of the 14 Nuu-chah-nulth Nations. “The swift and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 20209 Views

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Métis Nation Ready, Willing, but Unable to respond to Critical Recommendations from Turpel-Lafond Report on Systemic Racism

Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) is calling on the B.C. government to urgently implement all the recommendations found in Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond’s report, “In Plain Sight: Addressing Indigenous-specific Racism and Discrimination in B.C. Health Care.” MNBC originally drew attention to a racist “Price is Right” game allegedly being played in emergency rooms, whereby hospital staff […]

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 202014 Views

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