Panel Presentation: The Application of a Restorative Approach in BC 

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Joe Gallagher – Vice President of Indigenous Health & Cultural Safety | Provincial Health Services Authority 

Monica McAlduff – Chief Nursing Officer & Vice President of Quality and Cultural Safety & Humility | First Nations Health Authority  

Tanya Davoren – Executive Director, Health, Mental Health & Harm Reduction, Elders & Veterans Wellness | Métis Nation BC 

The panel brought First Nations and Métis Perspectives in three presentations centered on the intersection between a Restorative Approach and Indigenous-Specific Anti-Racism (ISAR).  

  • Representing the FNHA, Monica McAlduff presented five themes on re-setting the relationship between settler-colonial systems and First Nations through embedding Indigenous-specific anti-racism and cultural safety and humility into a Restorative Approach. 
  • Representing PHSA, Joe Gallagher elaborated on how health systems have been designed to cause harm to Indigenous people. Gallager shared teachings of the Coast Salish people that are integral to a Restorative Approach and called for Indigenous-Specific Anti-Racism to be at the center of the table in all discussions around health system transformation. 
  • Lastly, Tanya Davoren provided an overview of the Métis Nation BC’s 2023-2027 strategic plan, outlining their 6 goals to advance the Métis government’s mission.  

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