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In 2005, Northern Health initiated several Aboriginal Health Improvement Committees (AHICs)  that bring together local health leaders and community members from diverse sectors across the North.

Over 2,000 people arrive in Prince Rupert every year to take part in the All Native Basketball Tournament. This year’s tournament was held February 8 - 14th and approximately 60 teams competed in four divisions: men’s intermediate, men’s seniors, men’s masters and women’s division (open). 

On February 24, Aboriginal Health participated in a webinar called Partnering for Change: Building new relationships for the health and well-being of northern First Nations people and communities.

Daryl Petsul manages the medicine and maternity departments at GR Baker Memorial Hospital in Quesnel. He supervises over 80 full-time and casual staff, 85% of who have completed the Indigenous Cultural Competency training course offered through PHSA.

Aboriginal Health was invited to participate in a project with key collaborators from UNBC and the First Nations Health Authority about the use of storytelling and narrative in relation to health and well-being in northern British Columbia.

The All Native Basketball Tournament is an annual celebration of sport, community and culture that is hosted in Prince Rupert. This year the tournament will be February 8 to 14. Northern Health is proud to have been a sponsor since 2002.

Northern Health’s Aboriginal Health Initiative Program (AHIP) is a granting program that began in 2002. Through these short-term grants, we support First Nations and Aboriginal communities and organizations in their work of improving health for First Nations and Aboriginal people. 

Through Aboriginal Health Improvement Committees (AHICs), Aboriginal Health is investing in mapping, a collaborative learning process with First Nations and Aboriginal communities and organizations, to better understand service gaps and opportunities for improvement in First Nations and Aboriginal patient experie