Centenary Medal – Lucy Barney, Titqet Nation

Lucy is at the forefront of developing innovative and successful programming for and with Indigenous people. She works on strategies to assist existing programs and to develop new programs for Indigenous health that will enable Indigenous people to access culturally appropriate services. Lucy’s own life experience as a First Nation woman, mother, and traditional dancer brings enormous commitment, dedication, and creativity to her work. Her voice as a leader is crucial. She is a model of strong, innovative leadership in the Indigenous community. She was awarded an Award of Distinction from the UBC School of Nursing, one of the 150 nurses to know in British Columbia, an ACCOLAIDS Award for Innovative Programming and a Langara College Outstanding Alumni Award for Community Service. Lucy completed her Master of Science in Nursing at the University of British Columbia in 2005. She was program manager of Chee Mamuk, an Aboriginal HIV/AIDS education program at the BC Centre for Disease Control, Aboriginal Lead with Perinatal Services BC as well the Perinatal Specialist in the Wellness Department, currently as Cultural Advisor with the First Nations Health Authority