This document was produced by the the First Nations Health Authority in Canada in partnership with the Ministry of Health, British Columbia. I acknowledge all those people involved in the development of this excellent publication.
The First Nations Perspective on Wellness is a shared understanding of the holistic vision of wellness shared by British Columbia First Nations people. The basis of this perspective is to achieve health and wellness by taking a look at and nurturing the internal and external factors that affect wellbeing. Many of these concepts are based on traditional knowledge.
Although the First Nations Perspective on Wellness appears in layers, it is important to acknowledge that all the words in each circle are interconnected with each other, and with the components of other circles. In addition, all the circles themselves are connected and responsible for each other. Ultimately, all of these factors are important and need balance to achieve wellness.
You can read about each of the elements of this circle by clicking on the links below or following the links on each page.
>> Centre Circle: Core of Wellness
>> Second Circle (Aspects of Wellness)
>> Third Circle (Values of Wellness)
>> Fourth Circle (Relationships for Wellness)
>> Fifth Circle (Determinants of Wellness)
>> Outer Circle & Colours
>> Closing the Circle