Aboriginal and First Nations Health and Wellness
Between 2009 and 2010, think: act consulting helped First Nations and Aboriginal leaders to ensure that the issue of HIV and AIDS as it affects Aborigial and First Nations people in BC, would remain a high priority. Think: act consulting was engaged to support a group of leaders of organizations serving BC's Aboriginal and First Nations communities in relation to HIV and AIDS. The group named themselves after a recently-held provincial meeting on the future of supports for the communities: Renewing Our Response. think: act helped the Renewing Our Response (ROR) group to develop a compelling case for new directions, funding and attention to the issues facing Aboriginanl and First Nations people affected by HIV and AIDS. We helped link the group with the First Nations Health Council (now the First Nations Health Authority) to ensure that the country's first Aboriginal Health Authority would continue to hold the issue high. We also engaged the Ministry of Health, provincial health authorities, and other provincial groups to chart a course for concerted action on HIV and AIDS in Aboriginal communities.