A First Nations community has a ‘justice committee’ which brings together local groups and services to build on social services.
Innovations: First Nations
Innovations that involve and/or directly impact First Nations community members
This community developed a ‘Caring Circle,’ which acts as a health care and community support liaison for patients who have been discharged.
Fraser Health puts 160 to 180 of their staff in a longhouse twice a year to learn about culture and have a meal with their local First Nations Band and learn their teachings.
Post Secondary education in fields such as Licensed Practical Nursing, Dental Assistants etc. leads to great local and Indigenous work opportunities.
Cultural Safety provided with First Nation’s Community Members on First Responder Calls.
Community individuals look after The Yellow House where mental health services are referred from local communities and make good connections with outreach services and the hospital.
Healing Drum Circle part of Programming welcomes all battling with mental health and addiction
The SAS Wellness Centre has a team of professionals and volunteers who provide holistic health care to the students in a culturally safe and welcoming environment, including those from Indigenous and LGBTQQIA2S communities.
A First Nations Band resources the planning of keeping their children and providing holistic planning from birth to death.
A First Nation’s healing centre takes a successful approach at addressing the root of historical trauma while providing appropriate resources for such healing to take place.
Resources provided to parents with trauma who are dealing with young children. There are also resources for community providers to help understand trauma in First Nations bands as a social determinant of health.
Community members and resource workers sit together to do a plan of care for a patient, culturally this is called a Circle of Strength.
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