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BCCNM's Redressing Harm plan: update on our progress forward

Sep 28, 2023

We are pleased to provide an update on our progress towards meeting the commitments set out in our 2023-24 Commitment to Action, Redressing Harm to Indigenous Peoples in the Health-care Sy​stem (the Redressing Harm plan).​ Much of our work is being driven by recommendations made in last year’s review of our complaints process, and in preparation for the Health Professions and Occupations Act (the HPOA).

BCCNM Redressing Harm Plan: UPDATE 2023

​​Nutsamaht—We are one

We will know the health-care system is safe for Indigenous Peoples when they tell us it is. We are not there yet, but our commitment remains steadfast. We pledge to continue our work with open hearts, humility, and in partnership with Indigenous Peoples, Elders, and Knowledge Keepers.

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We acknowledge the rights and title of the First Nations on whose collective unceded territories encompass the land base colonially known as British Columbia. We give specific thanks to the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking peoples the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh-ulh Sníchim speaking Peoples the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation), on whose unceded territories BCCNM’s office is located. We also give thanks for the medicines of these territories and recognize that laws, governance, and health systems tied to these lands and waters have existed here for over 9000 years.

We also acknowledge the unique and distinct rights, including rights to health and wellness, of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples from elsewhere in Canada who now live in British Columbia. As leaders in the settler health system, we acknowledge our responsibilities to these rights under international, national, and provincial law.​