Ne-iikaanigaana Toolkit 'All Our Relations'

3 CONTENTS ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP Introduction 4 Intent and Purpose of the Toolkit 4 Background 5 Principles 6 Strategies to Create Safer Environments for Indigenous People 7 Tools for Creating a Safer Environment for Indigenous People 16 Sample Vision Statement, Principles and Actions 17 What a Successful Partnership Looks Like 19 Elements of a Successful Partnership 20 Key De nitions 23 References 27 2 We would like to thank all our members and community people for their resilience and continued advocacy for health equity for Indigenous Peoples. We would particularly like to thank Maamwesying North Shore Community Health Services for the tireless effort they put into developing their Anti-Racism Implementation Framework which informed the building blocks for this guidance. Together, we can make a difference. We also thank Matthew Stevens, an Anishinaabe Knowledge Keeper, and member of the IPHCC Knowledge Circle, who graciously provided the IPHCC with the name for our toolkit. Ne’ iikaanigaana (knee-kah-nih- gih-nah) is an Anishinaabe word that means ‘all our relations’, with a more literal meaning of ‘seeing ourselves re ected in creation. We are the pine trees, the owers, the water, the animals, and they are us.’ Chi Miigwetch to all! We promote and develop models of Indigenous primary health care provision that support the health and well-being of Indigenous peoples. We develop Indigenous solutions to transform Indigenous health outcomes by reclaiming our cultural identity and preserving our cultural traditions, education, advocacy and promoting our inherent rights of nationhood. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The Indigenous Primary Health Care Council (IPHCC) is a new Indigenous- governed culture- based and Indigenous-informed organization. Its key mandate is to support the advancement and evolution of Indigenous primary health care services provision and planning throughout Ontario. Membership currently includes Aboriginal Health Access Centres (AHAC), Aboriginal governed, Community Health Centres (ACHC), other Indigenous governed providers and partnering Indigenous health researchers and scholars. ABOUT IPHCC We are Indigenous health care organizations that operate in cities, First Nations, rural and remote areas across Ontario, improving health care disparities for the people. Like historic alliances, such as the Council of Fires, we have united, for the sole purpose of working collaboratively, collectively, and deliberately so that the health and well-being of the Indigenous People in Ontario, across each generation, is restored and assured. Our Model of Wholistic Health and Wellbeing places culture at the center as we believe our culture effects all aspects of healing; Emotional, Mental, Physical and Spiritual. IPHCC VISION IPHCC MISSION WE ARE THE PINE TREES THE FLOWERS THE WATER THE ANIMALS AND THEY ARE US