Above: Rocky Jackson (Tahltan) sings a song to honour residential school survivors at the end of the Stikine Wholistic Working Group presentation at the Northern Regional Caucus.
Over the course of three days from October 24-27 on Lheidli T’enneh territory in Prince George, representatives from northern First Nations communities engaged with diverse health and social issues facing our Nations.
Hosted by the First Nations Health Council, First Nations Health Authority, and First Nations Health Directors Association, the northern regional caucus had over 200 participants. 15 Chiefs were in attendance alongside delegates representing 45 of 54 northern communities.
Region-specific highlights during the session included a presentation from the Stikine Wholistic Working Group, Recognition Awards for the Northern Regional Spirit of Wellness Champions, Blanketing and remarks from newly elected BC Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Terry Teegee, and performances by the Louie Singers, Gitlaxtaamiks Ceremonial Dancers and Rocky Jackson from the Tahltan Nation.
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