National Indigenous History Month 2019
June is National Indigenous History Month and the College would like to remind all Canadians to take a moment to reflect on, recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions to Canadian society of First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples.
We were also excited to hear about all of the incredible Indigenous Peoples Day of Wellness events happening all across the province thanks to grants provided by the First Nations Health Authority.
“We are happy to continue supporting opportunities to gather and celebrate our cultures and our wellness. Our teachings tell us that focusing on wellness-based activities improves our health and the health of our communities.”
Since 2014, FNHA has invested over 2.1 million dollars in wellness events for indigenous peoples. This year, they sponsored over 130 events and celebrations.
These events celebrate the cultural pride of indigenous peoples across BC, bringing together the wisdom of Elders and the energy of youth and connecting them to the broader community.
While National Indigenous History Month has come to an end, the College encourages pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to continue to connect with indigenous groups in their communities in order to promote safe and respectful healthcare environments.
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.
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:
Learn about Indigenous History-Makers
How much do you know about the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada? The history of First Nations, Inuit and Métis is essentially the very history of our country as they are the first peoples of Canada and continue to play important roles in its development and its future. Learn about inspiring Indigenous peoples who have helped shape Canadian history.
LEARN ABOUT CULTURAL SAFETY AND HUMILITY AND MAKE YOUR PLEDGE
Learn more about cultural safety and humility and how to improve your practice with the resources available through the College and First Nations Health Authority, and pledge your commitment to cultural safety and humility.
- See College Cultural Humility and Safety Resource Page
- See First Nations Health Authority Cultural Humility Portal
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. The series also captures the College's journey in learning about cultural safety and humility including what we hear through engagement with Indigenous Peoples in BC.