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Voices of the Elders

Physicians, NPs, and healthcare providers from the Alberni Valley met virtually with Nuu-chah-nulth Elders in 2021 to listen and learn. Teachings from Indigenous communities is paramount in providing the best possible care for all. You can view these sessions with Indigenous Elders here:

Session 1 - Understanding Local Culture and places. Sites of cultural significance in Port Alberni and Residential School sites. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9poPAE3EVss

Session 2- The effects of inter-generational trauma, Residential School, Sixties Scoop  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGQ8b5z6TZo

Session 3 - Myths and Misconceptions about First Nations and Healthcare issues  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVWUD14dXxs

Session 4 - Challenges and barriers around access to care and how they have been overcome or not  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PA0yJYAhdlc

Session 5 - Times we have felt uncomfortable seeking healthcare, times we have felt comfortable seeking healthcare. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSJDqhL5vuc

Session 6 - Assumptions we face when walking into a healthcare environment, times assumptions weren’t made about our life story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ilcF_6Y-ok

Session 7 - Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Healthcare Services, Nursing, child and youth and mental health  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfK3phXc6Uk

Session 8 - Providing Healthcare the Nuu-chah-nulth Way  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i54iP1ZM7I4