Access to Urban First Nations Wellness Services

Using Indigenous methods including storytelling and arts, the research will explore the complexities of the Indigenous population in British Columbia; narrowing the scope to specific programming in an Urban community on Vancouver Island. The research question regards whether First Nations people that live off-reserve have adequate access to health services. This is based on the health inequities for Indigenous people across Canada. By doing this work, Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre can have scholarly material to disseminate in order to raise awareness about the system’s inequities for Indigenous health services as well as have a program impact assessment to share with local partners. Finally, the art-based component can assist with possible revenue for early years’ programs in the future.

Faculty Supervisor:

Siomonn Pulla


Courtney Defriend


Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre




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Royal Roads University



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