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Cultural Safety Resources

The BC Dental Association office is located on the homelands of the Coast Salish peoples, the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. BCDA gratefully acknowledges that BC dentists live and work on the unceded, traditional and ancestral homelands of Indigenous Peoples and Nations across BC.

BCDA has curated the following resources on First Nations in BC to encourage dentists, dental staff and the public to reflect on our present-day realities and the histories that brought us here.

Quick Links


Indigenous-Specific Racism in Health Care

In Plain Sight: Addressing Indigenous-specific Racism and Discrimination in BC Health Care (PDF Download)

Dr. Mary-Ellen Turpel Lafond’s report

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Summary Report

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Full Report

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Data Report

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Supplement: The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and In Plain Sight

Webinars

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Cultural Safety & Humility (7x 1 hour)

FNHA & BC Patient Safety & Quality Council. 

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National Indigenous Cultural Safety (15x 1.5 hour)

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Trauma Informed Care eLearning Series

Alberta Health Services

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How Do I Talk about Implicit Bias Without Making People Defensive?

Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Videos

 

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My Dad’s Dental Story (8 mins)

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My Dad’s Dental Story Follow Up: The Dentist Interview (3 mins)

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Interior Health Authority - Aboriginal Cultural Safety Education

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Northern Health Authority - Cultural Safety: Respect and Dignity in Relationships

 

Podcasts

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Today Explained

Episode on Canada’s Residential Schools (July 2021)

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Telling Our Twisted Histories

CBC Podcast episode on Reconciliation

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The Secret Life of Canada

CBC Podcast episode on The Indian Act

Online Learning

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Cultural Safety Online modules

Episode on Canada’s Residential Schools (July 2021)

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Module 1introduces the relationships between colonial history and health

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Module 2explores power and privilege and the intersections of peoples' experiences in relation to marginalization, oppression, and dominance

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Module 3explores the intersections of Aboriginal peoples' experiences in relation to health, health care, and healing

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Indigenous Canada

University of Alberta

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Center for Excellence in Indigenous Health

University of British Columbia

Articles

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A Brief Look at Indian Hospitals in Canada

Indigenous Corporate Training Inc.

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Does Taking Time For Compassion Make Doctors Better At Their Jobs?

NPR

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How Do I Talk about Implicit Bias Without Making People Defensive?

Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Deeper Dive

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San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training: ($300)

Provincial Health Services Authority in BC. 8-10 hour online certificate program geared to healthcare professionals.

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In Plain Sight: Addressing Indigenous-specific Racism and Discrimination in BC Health Care (PDF Download)

Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel Lafond’s report

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First Peoples, Second Class Treatment

The role of racism in the health and well-being of Indigenous peoples in Canda. Discussion Paper

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Implicit Bias Test

Harvard University

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Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action (20 pages)

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

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Resources: Cultural Safety Collection

National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health. Selective repository of resources related to addressing barriers in accessing health and social services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples.

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Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

Robin Wall Kimmer

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Decolonizing Trauma Work: Indigenous Stories and Strategies

Renee Linklater

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Indigenous Relations: Insights, Tips & Suggestions To Make Reconciliation A Reality

Bob Joseph

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21 Things You May Not Know About The Indian Act: Helping Canadians Make Reconciliation With Indigenous Peoples

Bob Joseph

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Indigenous Writes: A Guide To First Nations, Métis, & Inuit Issues In Canada

Chelsea Vowel

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Potlatch as Pedagogy: Learning Through Ceremony

Sara Florence Davidson, Robert Davidson

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Secret of the Dance

Andrea Spalding, Alfred Scow

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A Stranger At Home: A True Story

Christy Jordan-Fenton, Margaret-Olemaun Pokiak-Fenton