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Aboriginal Healthy Living records

  • GR-3896
  • Series
  • 1993-2010

This series consists of records of the Aboriginal Healthy Living group and related records created from 1993-2010. Records include committee files, executive records, treaty negotiation records related to health issues, and aboriginal health education and research files.

Committee files include correspondence, presentations, terms of reference, records of decision, and other records. Committee files relate to the Provincial Aboriginal Social-Economic Strategy, Aboriginal Health Transition Fund Adaption Committee, Aboriginal Health Leads Committee, Aboriginal Health Network, Aboriginal Health Transition Fund Workshop Subcommittee, and Aboriginal Reference Group Meetings.

Executive records include briefing notes, referral replies and issues records.

Treaty negotiation case files relate to the negotiation of health related agreements with First Nations outside of the B.C. Treaty Commission process and the negotiation of formal pre and post treaty agreements. Records may relate to the identification and negotiation of the Ministry's responsibilities for the delivery and provision of certain health programs and services, the definition of new authorities for First Nations over the design and delivery of health programs and services, and the establishment of inter-ministerial and/or inter-governmental agreements. Files relate to Nisga’a pre-treaty agreements related to MSP and treaty negotiations, as well as the ʔaq̓am (St. Mary’s Indian Band) Community Care Home interim agreement and Maa-Nulth First Nations Treaty Society negotiation.

There are also Aboriginal health research project files on: First Nations Chief Health Committee Terms of Reference, the Special Cabinet Meeting on August 17, 2002 with First Nations Summit, and Status Indian Health Utilization database.

Ministries responsible for the creation of this series, and their dates of the responsibility, are:
Ministry of Health (1976-2001)
Ministry of Health Services (2001-2005)
Ministry of Health (2005-2008)
Ministry of Health Services (2008-2011)

Records in this series are covered by ARCS 200-20, 280-20 and 280-30, and ORCS 70150-20, 70180-30, 70180-40, 70020-30, 70120-00 and 70120-50 of the Aboriginal Health Program ORCS (schedule 128755). Records have been selected for full retention.

British Columbia. Ministry of Health Services (2008-2011)

Aboriginal health program files

  • GR-3679
  • Series
  • 1981-2010

This series consists of aboriginal health initiatives program or project development and monitoring files from 1981-2010. The records relate to the development of programs to address the health needs of Indigenous people throughout all regions of the province, including health initiatives in urban centres. Records include correspondence, memoranda, notes, reports, grant application forms and statistics. Records were created by the Native Health, Aboriginal Health and Aboriginal Healthy Living groups under various health related Ministries over time.

Many of the files in accession 91-0802 related to alcohol, smoking and drug counselling programs for First Nations individuals in BC during the 1980s and the mid 2000s. These records include information on specific workshops, projects, and treatment centres across BC, including the Honour Your Health challenge and the Kick the Nic program. Records were created by the Native Health section of the Medical Services Commission and by the Aboriginal Health section of the Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport. Records in this series document the development and monitoring of health programs for Aboriginal citizens as well as liaison activities for Urban Aboriginal Health Centres. Records in accession 96-0893 also document the work of the International Network of Indigenous Health Knowledge and Development group, an international working group of which the BC government was a member.

Records in accession 96-1250 include files on a variety of programs including the Cowichan Valley Hul'q'umi'num Health Services Working Group, First Nations Health Forum, The Path to Health & Wellness Committee, Stehlaq Aboriginal Healing Society, Ts'ewulhtun Health Centre Feasibility Analysis, and additional files on the Honour Your Health challenge.

Records in this series are covered by ORCS 70050-20, 70050-30, and 70050-50 of the Aboriginal Health Program ORCS (schedule 128755). Records have been selected for full retention.

British Columbia. Medical Services Commission

Aboriginal Health Association of BC records

  • GR-3901
  • Series
  • 1992-2001

This series consists of the records of the Aboriginal Health Association of BC, under the Aboriginal Division of the Ministry of Health. Consists primarily of records of the Northeast, Northwest, Thompson Okanagan Kootenay, and Vancouver Island and Central Coast Aboriginal Health Councils. These regional councils were funded by the Aboriginal Health Association of BC to provided services and resources to individuals in their regions. These records include correspondence, meeting minutes, operating guidelines, annual reports, service agreements, funding agreements, contracts with service providers, newsletters, and other informational material. Files address providing information and resources related to tobacco use, mental health, addictions, The Red Road HIV/AIDS network and many other issues.

The series also contains administrative and operational records of the Aboriginal Health Association of BC, including health handbooks, annual reports, strategic plans, correspondence, and records documenting work with the First Nations Summit, Aboriginal Health Council Forum, Vancouver Aboriginal Council, United Native Nations, Association of Friendship Centres and Aboriginal Peoples Council.

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

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