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First Nations, Inuit and Métis Program Team Guiding Principles and Values

Based on the Seven Grandfather Teachings as a foundation of living a good life, we, the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Program, will strive to live, work and lead by example in this good way.

Love

With love and kindness, we will work to enhance and support the capacity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities to understand and solve complex health care issues, improve access and address barriers to care. Activities include partnership, action-based research, online learning, knowledge exchange and mobilization.

Humility

We will show humility by:

  • Listening to the needs of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities
  • Respecting Leadership and Elder’s decisions
  • Speaking the truth at all times
  • Being honest and patient
  • Being passionate in serving the communities
  • Learning and making changes from our mistakes

Truth

We will be true to ourselves, to one another and to the communities we work with. We will be true with everything we do. We will always speak the truth.

Honesty

We will work together to support the needs of First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities with honesty and kindness.

Courage

We will work together with mental and moral strength, to do the right thing and in a good way even in the difficult times, remembering the First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities we work with.

Respect

We will work together with mutual respect and trust, remembering the communities, and their identified needs. We will be respectful of each other remembering we all have unique histories and cultures.

Wisdom

We will show wisdom by honouring each other’s special gifts, being patient with each other, and by sharing personal stories, wise practices and knowledge.