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In partnership with the Government of Quebec, the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay provides health and social services to the 9 communities of the Cree Nation of Eeyou Istchee


Published on
Fri, Sep 22 2023

The Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay (CBHSSJB), Cree Nation Government (CNG), Cree School Board (CSB) and the nine Cree First Nations signed an historic partnership agreement to support Community Miyupimaatisiiun Committees in Chisasibi on Thursday, September 21, 2023. The agreement will foster the collaboration and partnership between local and regional entitles, aligning community and regional priorities to support miyupimaatisiiun: the physical, spiritual, mental and emotional health and wellbeing of the people of Eeyou Istchee.  


Maanuuhiikuu provides community members with free and confidential clinical and traditional options to choose from, on their paths to wellness.

Cree values and traditions were envisaged as key to the development of health and social services delivery systems in section 14 of the 1975 James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA), which was the basis for the creation of the Cree Health Board

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Published on
Wed, Oct 4 2023

Daisy Benjamin, a former employee of the Cree Board of Health who retired in 2017, passed away in Chisasibi on September 26, 2023. Daisy worked for CBH in various positions for 37 years.

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Thu, Sep 28 2023

The ᓂᑐᑖᒻᐦ Nitutaamh training supports our vision for an Eeyou-Eenou Nation of individuals, families and communities striving to achieve Miyupimaatisiiun reflective of Nishiiyuu, by equipping CBHSSJB staff with the tools needed to create safe spaces and build healthy relationships.


Elders and youth transfer of traditional knowledge:

  • Ceremonial practices, rites of passage, reconnection to the land, history and teachings
  • Cultural-based counselling, emotional discharge and healing, energetic therapies
  • Learning from the land

Focuses on culturally safe models of care

Improves the quality of life of individuals, families and communities


Come for the adventure. Stay for the people.

At CBHSSJB, we strive to offer compassionate and culturally safe care to our population.

If our vision resonates with you, we have the job for you.

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Family in the forest smiling

Nishiiyuu Miyupimaatisiiun

Nishiiyuu refers to the traditional ways of the Eeyou and Eenou people. Nishiiyuu Miyupimaatisiiun works to ensure that Cree knowledge and values are reflected in CBHSSJB services. 

Our vision is aapiimuutiihehkuut piimaatiisiiwiiniiuu kiiyah a achiisachiinuutiihehkuut᙮

“Achieving miyupimaatisiiun through the guidance of ancestral teachings”.

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