Learning With Humility

Learning & Self-Reflection Resources

A list of resources to further expand your knowledge as we strive to provide culturally safe and relational ways to deliver primary care to all Indigenous peoples in Kootenay Boundary. Please note that the resources for Indigenous Cultural Safety is ever evolving and that this resource list provides only a glimpse of the information that is available. We hope you find these to be a stepping stone in your journey of learning with humility.

*New* CanMEDS-Family Medicine, Indigenous Health Case Study Compendium: https://bit.ly/CanMEDS-2023
This is a case study compendium with 7 narrative cases to support a deepened understanding of Indigenous peoples’ experience in seeking and receiving care.

Creating Welcoming and Culturally Safe Environments Throughout the Kootenay Boundary Health Care Region: https://bit.ly/culturally-safe-environments
Report by the Kootenay Boundary Aboriginal Services Collaborative

KB Aboriginal Cultural Safety, Humility and Competency Resources:

  • Page One: Kairo Blanket Exercise, Returning to Spirit Workshop and more
  • Page Two: Understanding Local Nations – Ktunaxa, Métis, Secwepemc, Sinixt, Syilx
  • Page Three: Regional Health Surveys and Reports
  • Page Four: Aboriginal Online Articles and Videos – Understanding My Privilege (TEDx), Mansbridge One On One: Cindy Blackstock (CBC), and more

Created on behalf of the KB Aboriginal Services Collaborative in support of the KB Primary Care Network by B. Knudsgaard.

Connect to Cultural Events in Our Region:
Circle of Indigenous Nations Events Calendar

Indigenous 100, Regional Indigenous Perspectives on Language and Culture:

An introductory course on the histories, languages, values, oral traditions and literature of the Sinixt (Lakes), Okanagan-Syilx, Ktunaxa and Métis peoples offered through Selkirk College.

 SAN’YAS Anti-Racism Indigenous Cultural Safety Training Program:
A course for anyone working in health care to enhance knowledge, awareness, and skills when working with Indigenous people.

The Unforgotten: https://theunforgotten.cma.ca
A five-part film exploring the health and well-being of Indigenous peoples living in Canada, created by the Canadian Medical Association. College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) members and Mainpro+ participants can claim 5 Certified Assessment credits by filling out a Linking Learning to Practice exercise.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commision of Canada, Calls To Action:
Recommendations 18-24 and 55 pertain specifically to health.

In Plain Sight, Addressing Indigenous-specific Racism and Discrimination in B.C. Health Care:

CanMEDS, Family Medicine Indigenous Health Supplement:
Key competencies that support the development of a culturally safe practice
for Family Physicians.

Indigenous Ally Toolkit:
An excellent resource prepared by the Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy Network.

First Nations Health Authority, Cultural Safety and Humility Resources:

Indigenous Engagement and Cultural Safety Guidebook, A Resource for
Primary Care Networks: https://bit.ly/pcnbc-cs-guidebook

Interior Health Aboriginal Cultural Safety, How to be an Ally: