Social Determinants of Health

The Gathering Wisdom forum this year took place November 30 – December 2, 2016, in Vancouver. The theme was Learning from the Past and Planning for the Future. We acknowledged that “social determinants of health” are not a new concept to Indigenous peoples. This holistic concept of health reflects our connection between physical, mental, spiritual and emotional dimensions of well-being.… Read more →

‘Hope, Health and Healing’ Forum on Suicide Prevention

In 2013, the First Nations Health Authority – the first of its kind in Canada – assumed the health-related programs, services and responsibilities for First Nations peoples in BC that were formerly handled by Health Canada. The FNHA has 5 health regions in BC, with Vancouver Island being one of the regions. Within the Vancouver Island Region, there are three… Read more →

Proposed amendments to the Land Act

Explanatory Memo: Land Act proposed amendments TN Land Act Amendment Act (proposed) Happy spring, Toquaht citizens! As we introduced in an earlier blog, the Toquaht Nation is working keenly to “bring people home to a thriving community” by ensuring that rental housing or home ownership in Toquaht territory can be a reality for Toquaht citizens and their loved ones. In this… Read more →

Breaking ground on our community sewage system

On Tuesday, February 16, 2016, we broke ground on Macoah’s community wastewater (sewage) system! This important piece of infrastructure is essential for Macoah to grow. Without it, we cannot build more homes. Macoah was hooked into the power grid in 2009. Then, in 2013 we completed construction on a water treatment facility so that residents can drink clean water from… Read more →