An Indigenous End-of-Life Guide course is now offered by Douglas College and the FNHA
For some First Nations and Indigenous people, wanting to remain in or return to their community to die is very important. It can be an integral part of their plan for their final journey to the Spirit World. To make this possible, support and care are needed.
Since it was first offered in 2018, the Indigenous End of Life Guide course has provided over 100 people with the skills to help a person remain in their community for end of life. The course was held in person, however, all courses were postponed in the middle of March 2020 due to COVID-19.
As the public health restrictions on gathering have not been reduced, two online courses were offered in January and February, 2021. Participants were able to get the same expertise from the Douglas College educator and Knowledge Keeper. In addition, Cultural Support was offered to participants, privately in virtual breakout rooms. The course could happen online successfully!
This program is ideal for First Nations and Indigenous people wanting to deepen their understanding of how to assist people who are facing their end of life journey. The four day online course is for First Nations and Indigenous individuals who have been or will be called upon to voluntarily provide care, support and advocacy for someone who is facing the end of their life.
To apply for the course in your area, complete an application form and return to FNHA: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Fax: 604.666.0275
Each participant who completes the four-day course will receive a Recognition of Course Completion.