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MNBC’s Aboriginal Health Improvement Committee announces BC Cancer Wellness Bags

Press Release

On behalf of Métis Nation British Columbia’s Aboriginal Health Improvement Committee (AHIC) for the North, we’re excited to introduce our newest project:

MNBC – BC Cancer Wellness Bags

MNBC’s Aboriginal Health Improvement Committee consists of Métis Citizens and community members across northern MNBC regions 5, 6 and 7, as well as the Northern Health Authority area.

As defined by Northern Health, “the AHIC is designed to identify local health care priorities and ways to work together to find solutions, build connections by providing opportunities for new and stronger relationships, increase cultural understanding, and incorporate Indigenous people’s perspectives and experiences.”

We are so thankful for the opportunity and ongoing support from the Northern Health Authority to have a Métis-specific AHIC.

Throughout these unprecedented times, we see an increasing number of Métis peoples diagnosed with debilitating chronic diseases, including cancer. As a committee, our focus is promoting healthy, engaging activities while encouraging Métis people to discover their roots and explore their family’s rich culture and history.  Everything we’ve included in the wellness bags has been recommended by both MNBC’s AHIC members and the BC Cancer Indigenous Health team.

Our wellness bags are housed by the Indigenous Health Team at the BC Cancer Centre for the North, in Prince George, B.C. Please note: bags are limited to one per-person, per-calendar year and on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you’re interested in receiving a wellness bag or would like to advocate for a family member or friend, please feel free to email Katina Pollard, Northern Regional Health Coordinator at [email protected] Please include the preferred contact information, such as phone number, of the person you wish to receive a wellness bag.

Please allow 1-3 weeks for confirmation of eligibility. Upon confirmation, you will receive a notification by email or phone to arrange pick–up or delivery. Please note: BC Cancer Wellness Bags are only available to Métis citizens or those who self-identify, and who currently reside in regions 5, 6 and 7.

Thank you,

Aboriginal Health Improvement Committee, MNBC


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