Statement from the Chair following Lake Bussy fire

April 02, 2015

"On behalf of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director and all our staff, I would like to express our deepest condolences to the Cree Nation of Mistissini and the families of the victims of the Lake Bussy fire. It’s impossible to express how deeply we grieve for these young men. There are many, many members of the Cree Health Board family who are personally touched by this tragedy.  

At this time we should all be vigilant and ensure that the people around us who are emotionally vulnerable feel loved and protected."

Bella Moses Petawabano
Chair, Board of Directors
Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay

The Mistissini CMC has organized a 24-hour-a-day hotline for psychosocial support, that will be up and running over Easter Weekend. The number to call is (418) 770-9620.

The Nation magazine is accepting messages of sympathy to be printed in the magazine. Short texts may be sent before 5pm on Tuesday April 7.

Grand Council of The Crees of Eeyou Istchee and Cree Nation Government News Release