The Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program is Health Canada’s national medically necessary health benefits program which is available for eligible First Nations and Inuit peoples.
What benefits are covered by the NIHB Program?
Eligible benefit areas include:
- Drugs (including prescription and over-the-counter drugs)
The Alberta First Nations / First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) Regional Health Co- Management Committee was structured to jointly assess, analyze, plan and manage the administration of the Alberta Region Envelope. A formal agreement to co-manage the regional envelope was signed on November 18, 1996 by Alberta Chiefs and the Minister of Health.Read More
NIHB Navigation On Call Information
Indian residential Schools personal credits
DEADLINE: December 1, 2014 Did you attend Indian Residential Schools and recieve a Common Experience Payment? If so, you are eligible to recieve non-cash personal credits of up to $3,000.00 for yourself or certain family members. These personal credits may be used for a wide range of educationalRead More
Health Commission Purpose
The Health Commission is the steward of health for Treaty 8, having the obligation to manage and direct health towards building a contemporary comprehensive health system for Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta
Elders Contact Information
|Vacant||Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council|
|Violet Clarke||Athabasca Tribal Council||780.334.2295 780.742.3037 cell|
|Mike Beaver||Bigstone Cree Nation firstname.lastname@example.org||780.891.3777 W 780.891.2552 H 780.891.0726 C|
|Ruth Gladue||Western Cree Tribal Council||780.356.2511 780.512.7233 cell|
|Doris Courtoreille||Lesser Slave Lake Indian Regional Council email@example.com||780.775.3551 780.805.6364 cell|
|VACANT||North Peace Tribal Council|
Health Commission Contact Information
|Name||First Nation/ Tribal Council||Contact Number/ Address|
|Lisa Clarke||North Peace Tribal Councilfirstname.lastname@example.org||P: 780.926.4075 F: 780.926.4075 Box 1889 High Level, AB T0H 1Z0|
|Kirsten Sware||Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Councilemail@example.com||P: 780.767.3285 F: 780.767.2447 Atikameg, AB T0G 0C0|
|Lori Brebant||Athabasca Tribal Councilfirstname.lastname@example.org||P: 780.791.6538 F: 780.791.0946 9206 McCormick DR Fort McMurray, AB T9H 1C7|
|Shelly Gladue||Bigstone Cree Nationemail@example.com||P: 780.891.2000 F: 780.891.2623 Box 1020 Wabasca, AB T0G 2K0|
|Julie Knott||Western Cree Tribal Council||health.director @westerncree.ca||P: 780.524.5978 F: 780.524.2898 Box 2129 Valleyview, AB T0H 3N0|
|Marcella Schnurr||Lesser Slave Indian Regional Councilfirstname.lastname@example.org||P: 780.523.4401 F: 780.523.4480 Box 65 Enilda, AB T0G 0W0|
Please check back again for news and updates
Phone: (780) 444-9366 Ext: 224
Tansi my name is Nora Alook and I’m a Big stone Cree Nation Member. I’ve been with Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta for the past 8 years. The first 3.5 years was with the Livelihood department and the last 4.5 years with the Health Department as the Health Co-Management (HCOM) Liaison. My current job is to attend all HCOM Committee and Subcommittee meetings who meet on a quarterly basis. From the meetings I then prepare meeting summaries and share the summary with all Treaty 8 Health Directors. Treaty 8 HCOM Representatives, Chiefs of Health and T8 management. My educational background includes a Microcomputer Office Specialist Certificate and Office Administration Certificate. I enjoy my job and look forward to many more successful years with the Health Department.
Kris Janvier Health Policy Analyst – With over 9 years of experience working in the area of First Nations health and social development. Kris works to analyze and monitor the National Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Policy and Health Programs provided by First Nations & Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) and provide advice options and recommendation to ensure that the programs delivered meet the needs of the Treaty 8 First Nation members now and in the future. Kriswho is a member of the Chipewyan Prairie First Nation has resided in the Edmonton area for the last 10 years. Outside of work. Kris enjoys staying active through a number of sports and spending time with wife and young daughter.
Jackie is a member from Bigstone Cree Nation, Wabasca and has been with the Treaty 8 Health Department since 2014. Her previous job held was with the Municipality (Local Government) inWabasca, which and held the Accounts Payable Analyst position. Jackie was a part owner of a small construction company and developed a safety program that met the Certificate of Recognition program.
Working for Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta has given Jackie the opportunity to meet many Leaders,Elders and community members from other First Nations. Her dad was a proud Elder Representative forBigstone Cree Nation that encouraged her to get involved with working for a First Nation organization.
As a Health Admin Assistant she provides support to co-workers which may include attending meetings.prepares meeting packages, takes minutes as well as other office duties