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NCCIH & Northern Health

Video resource : Building Respectful Relationships In COVID Times

December 2021

Indigenous Health, Northern Health (NH) and the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH) present a new video called Building Respectful Relationships in COVID Times.

This video is intended to encourage vaccination uptake and show that the vaccination clinic space is designed to be safe and inclusive for First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Using the example of the mass vaccination clinic in Prince George as a model for culturally sensitive care, the video details the collaborative partnership between Northern Health, the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC), Prince George Native Friendship Centre, and other Indigenous organizations helping with the COVID-19 vaccine roll out.

Dr. Margo Greenwood, Vice President, Indigenous Health, Northern Health and Academic Leader for the NCCIH is the executive producer of this project.

The six-minute video features Dr. Evan Adams who is from the Tla’amin First Nation in BC. Dr. Adams is Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Public Health, Indigenous Services Canada. Dr. Adams works to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure that the health system is safe and accessible for Indigenous people across the country.

Written and directed by Renae Morriseau, the video includes inspiring words shared in Dakelh by Lheidli T’enneh elder Edie Frederick and music performed Kym Gouchie, who has ancestral roots in the Lheidli T’enneh, Cree, and Secwépemc Nations.