June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
In BC, First Nations and Aboriginal peoples and partners will come together at 145 Day of Wellness events to mark health and wellness across the province. Celebrations will reflect the cultural pride of communities and bring together the wisdom of Elders and the energy of youth.
"June 21 Day of Wellness continues to be a day that First Nations look forward to each year—the events provide opportunities to gather and celebrate our cultures and wellness on the longest day of the year. As we work toward a brighter future for our families and communities, we encourage all health professionals to attend events to learn more about First Nations, cultural humility, and to celebrate with us."
- Joe Gallagher, CEO of the First Nations Health Authority
As part of celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day, the College will be joining into the BC Women’s Indigenous Day of Wellness event in Vancouver, BC.
The College also encourages pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to join into Day of Wellness celebrations by attending an event near them.
To learn more about the College’s strategy to fulfill its pledge to improve BC pharmacy professionals’ work with First Nations and Aboriginal Peoples, see bcpharmacists.org/humility.
For more information on National Indigenous Peoples Day, see:
- 145 Events Mark Health and Wellness on National Indigenous Peoples Day June 21 – First Nations Health Authority
- Interactive map of events throughout the province – First Nations Health Authority
- National Indigenous Peoples Day – Government of Canada
CULTURAL SAFETY AND HUMILITY READLINKS SERIES
Learn about the culture and experiences of First Nations and Aboriginal Peoples in BC, the importance of acknowledging racism in healthcare, and the role of cultural humility and safety in providing care in this Cultural Safety and Humility ReadLinks Series.