Aboriginal Peoples, Families & Communities

Access health-care information for Aboriginal peoples, families and communities.

location
Image
Aboriginal Health and Wellness
Aboriginal Health and Wellness

Learn how we strive to create meaningful, culturally safe, and person-centred care that produce positive outcomes for Aboriginal peoples and communities. Learn how we strive to create meaningful, culturally safe, and person-centred care that produce positive outcomes for Aboriginal peoples and communities.

Image
Aboriginal Partnerships
Aboriginal Partnerships

Learn about the partnerships that strengthen our commitment to Aboriginal health and wellness.

Image
Aboriginal Patient Navigator
Aboriginal Patient Navigator Service

We offer practical support to aboriginal persons utilizing Interior Health services through hospital liaison and referral processes. Our purpose is to provide a communication linkage between the patient, family, community and health care provider, assisting the care team with health care, mental health, substance use and discharge planning. 

Image
Interior Voices Podcast
Interior Voices Podcast

Listen and subscribe to our Interior Voices podcast, which explores the intersection of health and culture as it relates to Aboriginal Health and Wellness.

Image
Nations and Communities
Nations & Communities

Learn about the seven Interior Region First Nations, 54 First Nation Communities and 15 Métis Chartered Communities within the Interior Region.

Stories@IH

Stories@IH

Read the latest stories from About IH, Health & Wellness, Aboriginal Peoples, Famili...

4 Minute Read
Community & Culture

It is now recognized nationally, marked by the colour orange. But Orange Shirt Day has deep-seated meaning for Kukpi7 (Chief) Willie Sellars of…

4 Minute Read
Health & Wellness

Immunization and vaccines are important throughout your life. Vaccines are products that produce immunity to a specific disease. Immunization (or…

2 Minute Read
Health & Wellness

Talking about suicide - starting the conversation, listening, providing support, and connecting people with help – can be difficult and even scary…

2 Minute Read
Health & Wellness

A person can bleed to death from an injury in as little as five minutes. That means every second counts when it comes to stopping uncontrolled…

7 Minute Read
Community & Culture

The Employee Experience team (L-R): Tracy Mooney, Kimberly Humphreys, Debbie Beaulieu, Kim Dedora, Aasia Paterson, Anna Meyers, Elisa Brown…

5 Minute Read
Community & Culture

Shawna Biron, far right, with colleagues (L-R) Debbie Whitehead, Shannon Statham and Terri Domin at a recent Ktunaxa Nation Letter of…

4 Minute Read
Health & Wellness

Jodi Cunningham, pharmacist and owner of Medicine Shoppe Vernon It takes a team to combat one public health emergency – let alone two.…

2 Minute Read
Health & Wellness

Cycling is a great summer activity, whether you're enjoying a casual ride, cross-country expedition or some fast-paced downhill action. But…

4 Minute Read
Community & Culture

Fighting stigma is easier than you think. Learn how you can make a positive impact on the lives of people living with dementia.

2 Minute Read
Health & Wellness

Summer is in full swing and many people in B.C. are enjoying lakes, rivers and swimming pools. Water sports are a great way to stay active and…

2 Minute Read
Health & Wellness

A healing circle Everyone deserves to be heard, and to feel safe and understood, but it’s clear from the In Plain Sight Report this doesn’t…

2 Minute Read
Community & Culture

Mother Nature is glorious but fickle – we never know what she is going to hand us. Folks in the Chilcotin are known to be resourceful and…

2 Minute Read
Community & Culture

Brookhaven's Chronic Behavioural Disorder unit staff celebrate a resident's 80th birthday while evacuated at Creekstone Manor in North…

3 Minute Read
Community & Culture

The White Rock Lake wildfire, located approximately 34 kilometres northwest of Vernon, ignited on July 13, 2021. For about two weeks, residents of…

2 Minute Read
Community & Culture

The Juniper Ridge neighbourhood of Kamloops when it caught fire in 2021 Canada Day is often celebrated around Canada with fireworks. In 2021,…

4 Minute Read
Health & Wellness

Émilie Paquin (pictured above) is a Grade 8 student from Revelstoke. She loves to ski, mountain bike, swim, rock climb, and play volleyball and…

2 Minute Read
Community & Culture

Often during an emergency, there are people who stand out as exceptional leaders. Michael-Ann Miller (pictured above), clinical operations manager…

3 Minute Read
Health & Wellness

Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital emergency department nurses: Jane Carlton, Tamara Roscoe, Teresa Myers, and Emily Larochelle Opioid use…

2 Minute Read
Health & Wellness

A Small Brown Bat (isolated) As you explore the great outdoors this spring and summer, there's a chance you'll encounter a bat. Bats…

1 Minute Read
Community & Culture

We use social media to inform you about health-care news, services and stories, and connect you to expert sources of information. We also love to…

3 Minute Read
Health & Wellness

Spring is here and the warmer weather means more people will be out hiking in tall grass or wooded areas which can also mean an increased chance…

3 Minute Read
Health & Wellness

On April 14, 2016, the increasing number of opioid overdoses prompted the Province to declare a public health emergency. Six years later, close to…

2 Minute Read
Health & Wellness

Like many people who use drugs, Faith turned to illicit opioids to take away pain and hurt. When she realized she wanted to stop using, Opioid…

2 Minute Read
Research & Innovation

If necessity is the mother of invention, then it only makes sense that the need for continued interaction with each other during the pandemic…

3 Minute Read
Health & Wellness

Members of the Kamloops Integrated Treatment Team are providing a new model of flexible, discreet and person-centred substance use treatment. Left…

2 Minute Read
Health & Wellness

Integrated Treatment Teams offer non-judgmental, discreet and flexible substance use treatment and support in your community. Treatment can…

3 Minute Read
Community & Culture

Photo by Billie Jean Gabriel     Chris Bose’s artistic fingerprints are all over Kamloops.     Take a stroll and you will likely run into…

4 Minute Read
Community & Culture

Ktunaxa Nation cultural educator Jared Basil presents a drum to Interior Health’s Shannon Statham, at a Ktunaxa Nation drum ceremony at the newly…

3 Minute Read
Community & Culture

Jared Basil is a community wellness champion with the Ktunaxa Nation. His days are spent in service to the people of his community. He uses his…

1 Minute Read
Community & Culture

This week across Canada, we remember the life and death of Louis Riel and his leadership advocating for the Métis Nation. On Nov. 16, we mark the…

STAY CONNECTED

Receive alerts, news and stories@IH right to your inbox!

mail