SLFNHA was established in March 1990 and was mandated to be responsible for health service delivery and client advocacy. SLFNHA works under the direction of the First Nations' leadership, in accordance with its goals of self-governance and self-determination, to represent and address the health of the 31 First Nation communities in the Sioux Lookout Zone.
The Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority therefore places a high priority on the functions of:
* Coordinating the delivery of high quality, culturally sensitive health care service
* Playing a leadership role in the development of First Nations health policy
* Facilitating advocacy of clients rights and wishes
* Educating health care providers and recipients of their rights and responsibilities within a changing health care system
* Integrating the planning and provisions of individualized, community-based and institution-based health and social services
We look forward to a time when our communities are filled with First Nations' people who are glowing with health, when families and communities support each other and are models of positive health status, when all able bodied people are employed, when there are sufficient quality homes for all and when the environment in each community is clean and safe for all people.