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Opportunity to help First Nation-focused dental practice culture

First Nations Health Authority and BC Dental Association are inviting all First Nation members to participate in the development of a cultural safety education course for dental office staff and oral health professionals. This cultural safety course is intended to initiate and support meaningful discussions at dental offices about health equity, Indigenous cultural safety, anti-racism, and reflection on how current …

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New BC ferry named with Kwak’wala word

BC Ferries named their new Island Class vessel “Island Kwigwis”, a Kwak’wala word, which means sea eagle, in a ceremony held on Tuesday, December 14. ‘Namgis elder, former Chief Bill Cranmer blessed the new ferry at the ceremony and unfurled the cover over the name, officially sealing the name of the vessel.The new ferry will serve the Port McNeill-Sointula-Alert Bay …