Indigenous End of Life Guide program with online courses planned for November 2021 and January 2022. We are also looking forward to gathering in person in the Fraser Salish area in March 2022. Please share this information with community members that you feel would benefit from participating in the program. We are accepting applications for all three courses! You can find more detailed information FNHA website (linked).
Previous participants have shared that they have found the course helpful in learning about healing grief, having difficult conversations about end of life and learning about things like Advance Care Planning, comfort care for people preparing to go to the Ancestors and planning for funerals. The courses are facilitated by a First Nations Knowledge Keeper and a Death Doula Educator from Douglas College. Cultural support is provided by either Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS), or Tsow Kow Lay Lum, including during the online courses. Recognition of completion is provided to participants as well as resources to help support people to remain or return to their community for their final journey to the Spirit World.
For more information, see this video (linked) or course description and application (attached), or contact
Amalea Ruffett, MA
Administrative Assistant, OCNO
757 West Hastings Street 6th Floor | Vancouver, BC | V6C 1A1
Telephone: 604-693-6993 | www.fnha.ca | ‘
Hello everyone please find the link to the website where you can access your Vaccine Passport, you will need to have handy your Personal Health Number, Date of Birth, and Date you got Dose 1 or Dose 2.
We are coming up on the fall and winter season and it’s time to update our contact information.
If you could please get a hold of Patricia at the office
250-292-8733 to make sure she has the right information, so you don’t miss out on anything.
For the month of October, the garbage and metal bins will be available for highway properties to request a second time around.
The bins will be placed on the Lower Sub September 10-17, and on the Upper Sub September 24-October 1. When the bins are placed on the Subs, they are available for all Chuchuwayha Community/Residents to use. If you see the bins getting full, please call the office so we can have them emptied!
The office is closed Thursday, August 26 and Friday, August 27 and will reopen Monday, August 30th
Staff will continue to work from home for the remainder of the week.
The reception will still be available by phone
Thank you and have a great weekend.
Recreation Centre Landscape Master Plan
The Keremeos/Similkameen Recreation Centre is undergoing design and implementation of a Landscape Master Plan to rejuvenate the property.
They would very much like to represent the community and therefore would appreciate input and consultation from USIB.
To all Copper Mountain Mine Employees in Community:
We have been informed there are multiple confirmed cases of Covid-19 among Copper Mountain Mine Employees.
Upper Similkameen Indian Band wants to ensure all community members who work there are staying safe and taking all precautions. Please get tested tomorrow, Wednesday, August 18, 1-4 pm, at the health centre if you have any symptoms.
COVID-19 VACCINE AND TESTING CLINIC
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 18 2021
@ Upper Similkameen Indian Band Health Centre
***REVISED INFORMATION AS DIRECTED BY INTERIOR HEALTH***
VACCINE—Must request and register with health centre by end of day on Tuesday, August 17.
Call Health Centre at 250-499-1741.
For ages 12 & over only.
TEST— Only if you have symptoms or if you have been told to be tested by a contact tracer with the Communicable Disease Control Office.
Please bring your Personal Health Care Card with you for both vaccine or test & wear a mask.
Anyone who wants to ask for a mouth swish test, you cannot eat or drink anything one hour before their test.