Cultural Reflection

The Search for Individual and Collective Wellness

Through the mandates it is entrusted with, the FNQLHSSC wishes to offer all First Nations equitable access to quality services. We strive to collect reliable and representative information from all nations, and to communicate the results in order to compensate for the lack of data and information concerning the First Nations in Quebec.

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The Wellness of Our Nations: Summary of the Collective Discussion Underway

This document presents a summary of the collective approach to wellness and its components, as defined by the First Nations in Quebec. It also presents the various stages of the process that have already been completed as well as those that remain to be completed, such as the development of indicators on wellness, which will allow us to take a fresh look at the state of health of First Nations in Quebec while highlighting the strengths of the communities.

The Wellness of Our Nations: Perspectives of First Peoples From Here and Abroad

This document presents the concept of wellness among different First Peoples around the world, and the similarities that the literary review has brought to light. It deals with various themes related to the wellness of these First Peoples, such as territory, social relations and cultural identity.

Free and informed consent and imposed sterilizations among First Nations and Inuit women in Quebec

The result of a collaboration between the FNQLHSSC and the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, the main objectives of this research were to advance the issue of imposed sterilizations in Quebec, document it rigorously and determine whether the rights of First Nations and Inuit women in Quebec were violated. The results were presented to the Chiefs’ Assembly of First Nations in Quebec and Labrador and the report was released in November 2022.

Better understanding the phenomenon of child neglect in the context of First Nations in Quebec

Conducted between 2017 and 2022, this research made it possible to meet with 140 people from four First Nations communities, a Native Friendship Centre and a youth protection intervention team from the Quebec network. In addition to addressing paradigm differences regarding child neglect, this report offers a model for culturally safe prevention and protection services.

First Nations Component of the Quebec Incidence Study of Child Maltreatment and Serious Behaviour Problems Investigated by Child Protection Services in 2019 (FN/QIS-2019)

The FN/QIS-2019 report presents comparative data on the frequency and characteristics of youth protection assessments among First Nations children and other children in Quebec in 2019. The study highlights the overrepresentation of First Nations children at all stages of the youth protection process, as well as important distinctions in the nature of the situations assessed within these two populations.

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