At Numinus, our commitment to doing our part in the process of Truth and Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples is not only a commitment, but one of our values. We are actively working to ensure Indigenous Peoples have equitable access to employment opportunities, decolonizing our organizational approaches, providing Indigenous cultural safety education for all staff, and working to develop our approaches for practicing reciprocity. We are committed to advancing a culture of accountability, embedding anti-racism approaches, and doing the work to ensure we deliver trauma and violence-informed care in a culturally safe manner and minimizing the potential for harm and traumatization.
Numinus is committed to doing our part in the process of Truth and Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples
With utmost gratitude, Numinus conducts our work on ancestral and traditional Coast Salish Territory. Numinus Wellness operates on the unceded homelands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples, and Numinus Bioscience is situated on the traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw Peoples. With further gratitude, our team also provides services in several different locations on Indigenous territories across Turtle Island.
A commitment and a value
We uphold the values of UNDRIP and commit to acting on the following Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) Calls to Action into the everyday and ongoing practices of our work:
Call #92 (ii). Ensure that Aboriginal Peoples have equitable access to jobs, training, and educational opportunities in the corporate sector, and that Aboriginal communities gain long-term sustainability benefits from economic development projects.
Call #92 (iii). Provide educaiton for management and staff on the history of Aboriginal Peoples, including the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, Indigenous law, and Aboriginal-Crown relations. This will require skills-based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights and anti-racism.
Call #22. We call upon those who can effect change within the Canadian health care system to recognize the value of Aboriginal healing practices and use them in the treatment of Aboriginal patients in collaboration with Aboriginal healers and Elders where requested by Aboriginal patients.
Call #23 (i). Increase the number of Aboriginal professionals working in the health care field. ii) Provide cultural competency training for all health care professionals.
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