Summary report of Proceedings Final Version: Workshop on the Integration of Cree Traditional Healing in Health Care Services

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TitleSummary report of Proceedings Final Version: Workshop on the Integration of Cree Traditional Healing in Health Care Services
Publication TypeResearch
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsTorrie J
Corporate AuthorsOrganizational Development Services
Abstract

This document summarises the discussions from the first workshop on integrating traditional practices into health care in Eeyou Istchee. The event was held in Mistissini's Shaptuan over two days at the end of August 2006 in Cree and English. The workshop was held as part of the annual gathering of the Anti-diabetic Plant Project and was the first in a planned series of such discussions which are part of the eight-year project plan. The focus of this first gathering was to hear about what is happening in terms of integrating traditional practices within Eeyou Istchee and from elsewhere. Two guests recounted their experiences from communities in Ontario and British Columbia; traditional representatives from Mistissini and Whapmagoostui spoke of what is happening in their communities; and several members from the Executive represented the voice of the Regional Elders' Council. The small group discussions on Tuesday and the final session on Wednesday gave all participants the opportunity to share with the assembly.

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