Barriers to Health and Social Delivery for Urban Aboriginal People in the Okanagan Valley

Given the way that Urban Aboriginal people are often excluded from largeā€scale quantitative studies of health and social services, project researchers have undertaken a qualitative study that provides for extensive discussions with Urban Aboriginal people about their experiences in the health and social service system. There are three components to the research: interviews with Aboriginal service users (between Summer 2006 and Fall 2007); interviews with Aboriginal service providers (between Fall 2007 and Spring 2008); and a focus group using techniques developed from traditional Okanagan Nation research methods (called Enowkinwixw) in Spring of 2007.

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