The Good Medicine Initiative shares how we, as Indigenous people across BC, are using culture, traditional knowledge and spirituality to support ourselves and each other in these trying times.
Resilience, lateral kindness and humour – these inherent strengths and others are featured in positive stories and fun, interactive posts.
Good Medicine messages are captured and shared in four categories.
Community Stories – good news stories from Indigenous communities, both urban and on-reserve
Wellness Champions – stories of inspirational role models from First Nations communities
FNHA as a Wellness Partner – information, education and tools to support your wellness
Living It – contests, challenges and recognition of how Indigenous people are “walking the talk”
First Nations communities connect and have fun with a virtual traditional stick game tournament A parade to deliver inspirationFirst Nations “ninjas” are doing good deeds for homebound community membersHead Start programs adapt in Laxgalts’ap and GitanmaaxLaughter! We all need some laughs right nowLíl̓wat Health and Healing shifts advance care planning for COVID-19Online scavenger hunts and activities raise spirits in Sts’ailesRaising our hands to BC health care heroes: The video!Reclaiming food sovereignty and security with a gardening program for First Nations familiesThe power of voice to advance culturally safe health care for First Nations communitiesTsow-Tun Le Lum Society’s virtual smudge receives over 10,000 views
Jessie Newman (BC First Nations – Skidegate, Haida Gwaii) Tlesla Leslie Adams (BC First Nations – Tla'amin Nation) Joe Lattie (BC First Nations – Gitanmaax)
Commitment sticks: a reminder that culture is healing Financial abuse can be Elder abuse Ideas for supporting land-based healing and wellness during the pandemic Keeping active at home Pandemic side effect: Media spotlight on FNHA's doctors Practise lateral kindness to help reduce stigma and fear of COVID-19 Providing activities for children during a time of crisis Remember that food is medicine Staying strong during tough times with the “medicine of resilience" Young wisdom on mental health and wellness We're celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21) a little differently this year! Good Medicine: Restarting our health and wellness routines as we come out of self-isolation
FNHA wants to hear from you. Share your experience of Indigenous strengths through a post or story.
To share a post, tag #GoodMedicineFNHA on Facebook, Twitter orInstagram.
To share a story, send the story (and photos, if you can!) to email@example.com or submit it below. Please keep stories to less than 500 words and send photos, saved as jpegs, as separate attachments; thank you!
Office of the Chief Medical OfficerEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebpage: About the Chief Medical Office
The Good Medicine initiative was created and launched by the FNHA Office of the Chief Medical Officer as part of its strengths-based approach to wellness.