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Walk Your Talk!

April 19, 2011

The “Walk Your Talk” campaign calls on the Cree leadership to make a firm commitment to take concrete actions on dependencies/addictions in the Eeyou Istchee.

As part of this campaign the Uschinitsuu Team of Cree Public Health has started a 671 km virtual walk from Mistissini to Eastmain - for the next 17 weeks (started April 1, 2011), we will walk every day to accumulate the kilometres and in the last week we will actually walk on the road to Eastmain. We want to reach Eastmain in time for the Grand Council of the Cree/Cree Regional Authority Annual General Assembly on August 9-11, 2011. We are walking to create awareness on the issues of dependencies/ addictions in the Eeyou Istchee and to deliver proposed resolutions to the Assembly. We want the whole Cree Nation to work together to address dependencies /addictions in Eeyou Istchee.

Please join us in our virtual walk against dependencies/ addictions. Virtual walk means you can walk in your community as long as you walk the distance from your community to Eastmain. If you want to join us, write to let us know you are doing it with us, walking from your community to Eastmain. You can walk, bike, roller blade, run, form a relay team, have fun! You may also join our efforts by writing the messages you would want for us to deliver at the Eastmain AGA in August on facebook.com/creehealth. Write your point of views, recommendations, testimonies in regards to addictions, how its affecting you, your family, your community. Write your opinions how we can make changes for healthier living.