Mount Polly Mine Updates

Communique #6-  Results of August 18th and 19th water quality samples. Released Aug 30th

Communique #7- The First Nations Health Authority received the preliminary lab results from the fish sampling project. Salmon testing was conducted at the request of impacted First Nations and intended to provide independent and objective information regarding the safety to consume the 2014 Fraser River Sockeye. Release Sept 6th 


First Edition of the Health Benefits Information Package

This publication has essential and informative information about the First Nations Health Benefits program including principles, coverage, workflow for claims, appeals information, frequently asked questions, contact information and more.

This document intends to assist First Nations Health Benefits clients in navigating the system in an easy and convenient way. Information within covers the health benefits areas of dental, medical supplies and equipment, medical transportation, mental health, MSP, pharmacy, vision care, travel, general, and more.

Health Benefits

Metals and Fish Uptake FAQs

Aug 18, 2014

Response to questions received about the impact on the Salmon


Communique #5- Mount Polley Tailings Pond Breach

​​The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) received the results of August 7 and 8 water quality samples collected by Ministry of Environment (MoE)

First Nations Health Authority


Communique #4- Mount Polley Tailings Pond Breach

Communique #4

Ceremony marks the beginning of Healing Journey at Mount Polley Mine Site: Secwepemcte te Qelmucw Territory

Likely Ceremony

Update on Mount Polley Mine Communique- FNHA received the first set of Mount Polley Water Sampling data.

  *You will find other linked sites on this website, for more information

Water Sample

Mount Polley Mine Communique - FNHA will be the point of first contact for central source of information

Mount Polley

Interior Regional Health and Wellness Plan - Interim Plan




100 Types of Arthritis



Kamloops Marathon Winner - Our very own RYAN DAY

Click Here for details from the Kamloops Daily News
And for more information on what his shirt is Click Here

Interior Nation Research Forum
September 12-13, 2014

Secwepemc Health Caucus Newsletter Second Edition

 SHC Newsletter Second Edition

Click here for complete SECOND EDITION NEWSLETTER


Aboriginal Self Identification 

 "Some of you may have been asked some specific questions about your identity when you have accessed services from Interior Health.  Questions include:

1. Are you Aboriginal? First Nations? Metis or Inuit?
2. Are you status or Non-Status
3. Do you live on a reserve?
4. What is your status card number?
5. Would you like to be referred to the Aboriginal Patient Navigator?

"This is the Aboriginal Self-Identification project. It is mandated by the provincial government and is part of a larger data collection process called Aboriginal Administrative Data Standard. The Secwepemc Health Caucus (Chiefs and Health Directors) will be seeking more information on this project and plan to keep you posted.
YOU are under NO obligation to answer the questions. You will receive services even if you refuse to give the information.”


For more information please contact your community Health Director and/or the Secwepemc Hub Coordinator at (250) 314-6732.  

Partnership Accord Marks New Relationship on Health for Interior First Nations


Click here for complete News Release; November 14th, 2012


Click here for the SIGNED Partnership Accord