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Communication Health Resources for Indigenous Populations

Thank you for visiting the Communication Health Resources page on the Speech and Hearing BC website. Over the past several months, the Indigenous Services Working Group has been pulling together the resources that you see below. We want to thank our colleagues at First Nations Health Authority for reviewing these resources and for guiding our discussion about our next steps.

We know that the lists below are lengthy and possibly overwhelming. We are trying to come up with a better way to present this information with the help of those more tech savvy. That being said, we hope you will take the time to explore the resources that are available and find things that will help to start or continue your journey as a learner and ally. As a group, we have found that taking some of the education courses (i.e. San'yas Cultural Safety Training) has been a way to build our understanding of Indigenous history in Canada. The clinical articles have helped us evaluate our clinical practice in new ways and reconsider how we offer services to Indigenous families and communities. As well, we have found that reading books, listening to podcasts, watching videos and movies have offered new ways for us to understand Indigenous experiences and hear stories told by Indigenous voices.

So please, explore, listen, read, watch and reflect as you make your way through these lists. Reach out to any of the group members listed below if you have questions or want to share some of our ideas.

Thank you and be well.

Clinical Documents:

Professional Development & Training:

Book, Video and Multimedia Recommendations:

For book recommendations, click here.

For video and multi-media recommendations, click here.

Websites:

This list of resources was compiled by the Speech and Hearing BC Indigenous Services Working Group. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of the members listed below:
Chelsea Van Tol: chelseanvantol@gmail.com
Kate Wishart: kate.wishart@me.com
Kristan Nelson: nelson.kristan@gmail.com
Shari Shabits: shari@red-house.ca
Shandryn Kozin: shandryn.slomp@gmail.com