Ne-iikaanigaana Toolkit 'All Our Relations': Guidance for Creating Safer Environments for Indigenous Peoples

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Shared by the Indigenous Primary health Care Council 

This toolkit is designed specifically to support and guide mainstream organizations on their journeys towards creating safer environments for Indigenous People. Gathering knowledge through our own journey is ongoing and we will continue to update this guidance as we learn new lessons. 

The purpose of the Ne'iikaaniganaa Toolkit (Anishinaabe word for 'All our Relations') is to educate workers at all levels within the health care system and equip them with tools and resources that can effectively move organizations towards addressing implicit bias and discrimination and strengthening equity and inclusion for Indigenous communities during COVID.

View the complete PDF guide here

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  • Intent and purpose of the toolkit
  • Principles
  • Strategies:
    • Commitment, Education, Relationships, Indigenous Partnership, Wholistic Continuum of Care, Culture, Jordan's Principle, Self-Determination, Care in Community, A Blended Model
  • Tools
    • Sample Vision Statement, Principles and Actions
  • What a successful partnership looks like
    • Elements: cultural safety, humility, self determination, equitable resourcing, mutually beneficial, common vision, clear roles, support from the top, structure, open communication, focus on significant issues, constructive problem solving, ongoing evaluation, respect for patient choice
  • Key definitions, References

Joint Letter on Vaccine dose intervals for Indigenous populations

To:    Premier Doug Ford
Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier, Minster of Health

Cc:    Dr. Dirk Huyer, Coordinator, Provincial Outbreak Response
Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs
Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health (MOH)

Re: Changes to dosing schedule for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution to Urban Indigenous populations

March 26, 2021

Dear Premier Ford and Minister Elliott,