Jul 24, 2020
Share your wellness journey with us.
The First Nations Health Authority wants to help you tell your stories and share your wellness journeys to help inspire others! Stories of inspirational role models are just one part of the Good Medicine Initiative.
So far, we have shared five profiles of BC First Nations Wellness Champions:
• Tlesla Leslie Adams from Tla'amin Nation: At the age of 82, he became a hall-of-fame inductee who continues to inspire other generations of his family and community with athletic talents and discipline.
• Jessie Newman from Skidegate, Haida Gwaii: Inspired to help and support others because of a family history of chronic illness, she shares her journey to becoming a nutritionist.
• Joe Lattie from Gitanmaax: A fluent speaker of his language, the Elder continues to volunteer with the food bank and a local “dudes' club."
• Stacie Coutlee from Upper Nicola Band: She shares her healing journey, which progressed from basic health and wellness to include body-building and yoga training.
• Breanna Miller from Chi:yom First Nation: She gives back to her community through her work with youth across the Stó:lō territory.
Everyone can be a wellness champion! Each of us has a unique journey that can inspire others. We want to hear about your journey, whether you're a youth, adult or Elder – athlete or knowledge keeper!
The Wellness Team with the Office of the Chief Medical Officer is here to listen and help you share your story. You can provide your contact information here or email Wellness@fnha.ca. We look forward to hearing from you!