According to the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) article, approximately 42% of Aboriginal people in Canada had experienced racism in the past two years. We can do better, and we can do it together. The FNHA aims to improve health services for First Nations and Aboriginal peoples through creating a culture of change. Their “vision for something better” includes cultural safety, relationship-based care, health literacy and access to quality health care. To commit to change, the Declaration of Commitment was signed by all BC Health Authority CEOs; they committed to create a climate for change, engage and enable stakeholders, and implement and sustain change. At the individual level, committing to cultural safety can begin with cultural humility and reflection on what culture is, what culture you identify with and what your perception of Indigenous cultures is.
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