First Nations and Indigenous people have the right to access a health system that is free from discrimination in their own lands and territories, as well as to feel safe and cared for when receiving health services. They deserve to be treated with respect and have their health concerns taken seriously.
The BCCFP acknowledges the harm and pain caused to Indigenous people and their communities as a result of systemic racism and discrimination within our healthcare system. We believe that family physicians have a role to play in reconciling past and present injustices.
In November 2019, the BCCFP signed the BC First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) Declaration of Commitment to Cultural Safety and Humility The signing signals a shared intention to advance cultural safety and humility among family physicians involved in the delivery of health services to First Nations and Indigenous Populations in BC.
Resources and activities to support you in practising cultural safety and humility
**BCCFP members can also join BCCFP’s Indigenous Physician Lead, Dr. Rebekah Eatmon, for a webinar series aimed at deepening family physicians’ understanding of cultural safety and humility.