In this book, 27 storytellers offer their rich perspective on life in Eeyou Istchee to author Ruth DyckFehderau. Connecting these stories is a disease – diabetes – but the stories themselves are not about illness. They are deeply personal stories about life in the North: the balance of living both in town and on the land, of family and work and studies. They are stories of of healing from relocations and residential school histories while building communities of safety and challenge and joy, stories of hunting and hockey, and much more.
Read an excerpt of The Sweet Bloods of Eeyou Istchee: Diabetes and the James Bay Cree on the Sweet Bloods website.