The third annual gathering of Aboriginal Health Improvement Committees was held in Prince George on May 17-18, 2016. It was an exciting two days of celebration, sharing, learning, relationship building, action planning, and visioning for the future.
The theme of this year’s gathering was Growing Cultural Safety. The first day included a keynote speaker Rose Lemay, Director of Northern and Indigenous Health for the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement. Her presentation on cultural competence and humility was both challenging and inspiring. It included an in-depth history of colonialism in Canada from an Indigenous perspective.