In June 2014, funding and resource support was provided by Indigenous Health to Aboriginal Health Improvement Committees for patient journey and process mapping activities, as well as to develop local cultural resources.
Local cultural resources are available for health practitioners to support their understanding of Indigenous community histories and contexts. This will build on existing Indigenous Cultural Competency training for Northern Health staff by increasing local knowledge.
A summary of local cultural resources developed by AHICs is available in this booklet.
Local Cultural Resources available online
First Nations Health Centres in the Northwest of British Columbia: A discharge planning tool (booklet)
This booklet summarizes information on First Nations Health Centres in the northwest, including services and contact information, to support discharge planning from Northern Health facilities back to First Nations communities.
Gitxsan Cultural Practices with births, near death and upon the death of a Gitxsan person (booklet)
This booklet provides information about Gitxsan cultural practices with births, near death, and upon the death of a Gitxsan person. It includes tips for hospital and health workers on how to approach these important life transitions for Gitxsan community members.
Cultural Practices Around Illness and Death (video)
This 27 minute video provides information for health providers about cultural practices around illness and death from First Nations speakers from the Haisla, Nisga'a, Tsimshian, Gitxsan and Tahltan Nations near Terrace and Kitimat.
Cultural Practices Around Birth (video)
This 10 minute video provides information for health providers about cultural practices around birth from First Nations speakers from the Haisla, Nisga'a, Tsimshian, Gitxsan and Tahltan Nations near Terrace and Kitimat.
Honouring Our Journey (video)
This 25 minute video provides information for health care providers about the Haida and Tsimshian Nations' culture and history, and how these impact their health care needs.