Northwest East (Smithers and Area) AHIC

Northwest East (Smithers and Area) Aboriginal Health Improvement Committee

Communities:

Atlin
Daylu Dena (Lower Post)
Dease Lake
Dease River First Nation (Good Hope Lake)
Gitanmaax
Gitanyow
Gitwangak
Gitsegukla
Hagwilget
Hazelton
Houston
Iskut
Kispiox
Moricetown
Sik E Dakh (Glen Vowell) 
Smithers
Taku River Tlingit First Nation
Telegraph Creek
Telkwa

The Northwest East (Smithers and Area) AHIC is administered out of the Bulkley Valley and Wrinch Memorial Hospitals. If you would like to learn more about this AHIC or bring a health care issue to the committee's attention, contact:

Shar McCrory
Administrative Assistant (Hazelton)
Shar.McCrory@northernhealth.ca
250-847-6201

Kimberly Garvin
Administrative Assistant (Smithers)
Kimberly.Garvin@northernhealth.ca
250-847-6201

Cormac Hikisch 
Health Services Administrator (Bulkley Valley & Stikine)
Cormac.Hikisch@northernhealth.ca 
250-847-6202

Jaquie Hakes
Interim Health Services Administrator (Hazelton)
Jaquie.Hakes@northernhealth.ca 
250-842-4403

Local Cultural Resources:

Gitxsan Phrase Book for health care providers: Gitxsanimx or Sim’algax( sim-ahlgah) Language of Gitxsan

This  booklet is a gift to health care providers at Wrinch Memorial Hospital (WMH) from the Northwest East Aboriginal Health Improvement Committee to honour and support their ongoing commitment to cultural safety for Gitxsan people.

Gitxsan Cultural Practices

This booklet provides information about Gitxsan cultural practices with births, near death, and upon the death of a Gitxsan person. It includes tips for hospital and health workers on how to approach these important life transitions for Gitxsan community members.

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