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Indigenous Leadership Circle

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​​​​​​As a First Nations, Inuit or Metis member you may need a safe place to address the legacy of racism and discrimination that may affect you. The Indigenous Leadership Circle (ILC) can help you identify and tackle your needs as an Indigenous person working in health care.

Within the Circle, you can work towards positive change and advocacy in a number of areas, such as the way professionals provide care to Indigenous people. The Circle also helps you participate in BCNU, from becoming a steward, to attending meetings and Convention, to running for top offices.

Over the years, we have been involved in the following initiatives:

  • Encouraging Indigenous youth to work in health care 
  • Raising awareness about cultural sensitivity and competence in providing care to Indigenous people 
  • Lobbying governments to remove inequities and inequalities in health care and social services​​
  • Enhancing the voice of indigenous nurses in the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA)

 

The Circle meets twice a year, bringing together one representative from each BCNU region. For more information on the roles and responsibilities of a caucus regional representative, please click here. It also sends voting delegates to the annual BCNU Convention. If you represent your region on the ILC, and would like to request funding from BCNU to further your group's goals and initiatives, please complete the Regional Caucus Funding Request Form​.

For more information, or to join the Indigenous Leadership Circle, contact the chair via email at indigenous@bcnu.org ​or Hanif Karim​, BCNU Human Rights, Equity and Health Policy Officer.

Indigenous Leadership Circle is proud to support

Reso​​​​urces​

The Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association (CINA) ​is a non-governmental, non-profit affiliate group of the Canadian Nurses Association that represents Indigenous nurses in Canada.

Learn more about BC scholarships​ offered by The Aboriginal Multi-Media Society.

Updated: 4/4/2018 4:37 PM

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