Northwest East (Smithers and Area) IHIC

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) IHIC is administered out of the Bulkley Valley and Wrinch Memorial Hospitals. If you would like to learn more about this IHIC 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

Jim Aldrich
Interim Health Services Administrator (Hazelton)
Jim.Aldrich@northernhealth.ca 
250-842-4403

Local Cultural Resources:

Gitxsan Phrase Book for Health Care Providers Volume Two: Gitxsanimx or Sim’algax( sim-ahlgah) Language of Gitxsan

This Gitxsan phrase booklet provides new words and phrases focusing on body parts and functions. It is meant to assist physicians, nurses, and health care providers in providing culturally safe care at Wrinch Memorial Hospital (WMH) from the Northwest East Indigenous Health Improvement Committee to honour and support their ongoing commitment to cultural safety for Gitxsan people.

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Gitxsan Phrase Posters for Health Care Providers

This series of three posters are pulled from the Gitxsan Phrase Book for Health Care Providers Volume Two. The posters are a gift from the Northwest East Indigenous Health Improvement Committee and feature a female, male, and hand images. 

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Gitxsan Phrase Book for Health Care Providers Volume One: 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 Indigenous Health Improvement Committee to honour and support their ongoing commitment to cultural safety for Gitxsan people.

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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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Gathering at the Bulkley Valley District Hospital

This document acknowledges the importance of gathering around a loved one in the hospital or long-term care home at times of health events, deaths and births. The information
provided in the pamphlet will help with a shared understanding of what staff can do to support people at such times.

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