Interior Voices Podcast
Interior Voices is our Aboriginal health and wellness podcast series that explores the intersection of health and culture in the workplace, our everyday lives and patient care.
Here are just a few of our and initiatives that we have highlighted in our first four years of sharing Aboriginal health and wellness content:
Jade is part of the Aboriginal Partnerships team and one of IH’s three Aboriginal Cultural Safety and Humility Educators. She identifies as Cree-Metis; her homelands are Saskatoon on Treaty 6 Territory. Jade joined IH in 2018 after working for the Saskatchewan provincial health authority for over 7 years.
Jade has followed Interior Voices since its 2018 launch and has joined as a guest on previous episodes. She enjoys having conversations and learning more about the social and historical contexts that influence the interpersonal relationships between Aboriginal Peoples and settler populations, and Aboriginal health and wellness.
Jade currently resides in West Kelowna on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Syilx Nation with her husband, Adam, their two sons, Berkley and Boston, and their miniature dachshund, Lucy.
Nicole Taylor-Sterritt is a lead with the Aboriginal Health & Wellness team at Interior Health. She is mixed heritage, a member of the Kispiox Band (Gitxsan Nation) and European, and a heart-centered leader who is committed to building and strengthening relationships with Indigenous communities across the country.
Her background in Culinary and Event Management led her to co-founding the Indigenous Women’s Leadership Summit (IWLS) where she utilized her education and experience to build and collaborate on projects across the country and has been continuously inspired to learn and collaborate with Indigenous peoples.
She was born and raised on unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) territory in what is now known as Vancouver, BC, but now calls the territories of the Syilx Okanagan peoples (Kelowna, BC) home. Nicole enjoys hiking with her dog Sage, snowboarding, camping and spending as much time outdoors and on the land as possible.
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