Healthy Living

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

First Nations have always had a tradition of good health as a priority in their communities. The health of the land and mental, physical and spiritual health of the people comes as second nature.

This awareness comes from a deep knowledge and spiritual connection to the natural...

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Diabetes Education Center at the West Coast General Hospital has recently undergone a change. Sue Scott, who has been the nurse educator at the Diabetes Education Center for nine years, has retired. Jody Vos, who has worked in the past as an Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council nurse has taken...

Friday, March 25, 2011

Gilakasla Gigagame! Gilakasla Nuu-chah-nulth! Nugwa’um T’lakwadzi. Guya’tlan D’zadaineuk, guya’tlan Wei wai kum.

I thank the chiefs and ancestors of the Nuu-chah-nulth Nation where I am working and where my five children and my partner come from.

For de-colonizing purposes, I...

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Pearl Dorward recites a prayer at the beginning of each day. She says it grounds her in a good space to fulfill her role as the First Nations Nurse Advocate at West Coast General Hospital (WCGH).

“If I don’t, my day doesn’t go right,” she says.

It’s just before 7 a.m. and it’...

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

On Tuesday March 15, numerous staff members travelled to Ditidaht for a Service Provider Information session that was organized by Ruby Ambrose and Joanne John, Ditidaht, Health Services Manager.

Staff included, Robert Cluett, Delavina Lawrence (NIHB), Jeannette Watts (Nurse Manager...