Oct. 13, 2011
Landmark agreement signed by BC, Canada and First Nations.
First Nations in British Columbia took a step closer to their goal of developing a First Nations Health Authority with the signing of a legal agreement between Canada, the province, and the First Nations Health Society at a ceremony held in the Squamish Nation longhouse on Oct. 13, 2011.
Dignitaries included Health Canada Minister Leona Aglukkaq, provincial Minister of Health Mike de Jong, and National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Shawn Atleo.
The agreement is a first for Canada, intended to provide greater decision-making for First Nations in regard to how health services and programs are planned, designed, managed and delivered to First Nations people.
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