We acknowledge with gratitude that we carry out our work on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Swwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. As uninvited visitors, we must acknowledge the history of the spaces we occupy and the ongoing effects of our presence. We thank the Indigenous communities who are allowing us to carry out our work on their lands.
On Wednesday, April 21, we will be releasing the latest report in our Unmasking Gender Inequity series called, In Her Circle: The Influence of the COVID-10 pandemic on Indigenous Women’s Health in BC
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the lives of everyone in Canada. Yet, the effects of these consequences have not been felt equally.
The BC Women’s Health Foundation is proud and honoured to partner with Reciprocal Consulting to amplify the voices of Indigenous women across BC who shared their experiences about the state of their health and their shifting health priorities during the COVID-19 pandemic within the pages of the In Her Circle report.
The report includes narratives woven together from stories gifted to Reciprocal Consulting during virtual circles and interviews. The report uncovers Indigenous women’s experiences during the pandemic; their stories of isolation, of access issues, of resilience, and of community, and provides a Gift Bundle of recommendations for a future where Indigenous women have equitable access to high-quality healthcare when, where and how they need it.
This report marks an important commitment by the BC Women’s Health Foundation to actively prioritize Indigenous women’s health and operationalize the recommendations within. The Foundation will work alongside stakeholders throughout the province to develop an inclusive program dedicated to their operationalization through capacity building, programming, advocacy, education, and awareness initiatives. All processes related to our Indigenous Women’s Health Fund and granting will be led by Indigenous women in concert with the BC Women’s Health Foundation.
To read the report visit: bcwomensfoundation.org/inhercircle-report