Before Canada and BC were formed, Aboriginal peoples lived in balance and interconnectedness with the land and water in which the necessities of life are provided. Health disparities persist which are due to the impacts of colonization and Aboriginal specific racism. Healthy lands, healthy people. Island Health acknowledges and recognizes these homelands and the stewardship of Aboriginal peoples of this land; it is with humility we continue to work toward building our relationship.
About this section
We work together with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities to maintain and improve the health of Aboriginal peoples living within Island Health's service area.
This section contains information about health topics relating to Aboriginal health. These topics link to Aboriginal health services and Aboriginal health locations.
For further information on wellness, you can visit the First Nations Health Authority website.