Welcome to Summer 2021 Indigenous Health Newsletter


In this issue we review a new resource, In Her Circle: The influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on Indigenous women’s health in BC. From the BC Women’s Health Foundation and Reciprocal Consulting, this new resource details the barriers facing Indigenous women in accessing health care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We also profile a new video from the National Collaborating Centres for Indigenous Health and Infectious Diseases intended to promote vaccine confidence for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.

Other highlights include a story profiling three Northern BC school districts who are collaborating to introduce Indigenous language lessons into the curriculum.  In addition, we take a look at the First Nations Community Education Program which is designed to foster the development of cultural humility and capacities in cultural safety in medical students. The program was developed and implemented as a collaborative project within the Northern Medical Program, the First Nations Health Authority, and Northern Health.

Download the full version of the newsletter for these stories and more.