Community Stories

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  • December 12 2011
    All Cree Health Board services formerly in the old arena in Chisasibi have been moved to other buildings due to mould contamination. The services have been relocated as follows: Finance, Payroll, NIHB and Purchasing moved to the former Social Services trailers behind the Hospital at 21 A-B... Read More
  • Janique Harvey
    November 17 2011
    Once every month Dr. Janique Harvey boards an Air Creebec plane for a flight into another world. She’s off to the Cree territory on the eastern shore of James Bay, where she spends a week ministering to clients with mental health problems. This article was originally published in Share... Read More
  • November 04 2011
    The distance from Mistissini to Eastmain is 670 kilometers; from Chisasibi, 442; from Waskaganish, 319. The distances are long, but those committed to “Walk Your Talk” set out from their home communities on a virtual walk to Eastmain, racking up the mileage as they walked to work, school, or simply... Read More
  • Traditional medicine
    November 03 2011
    In the last decade, Cree communities in northern Quebec have experienced a 150% increase in the numbers of people over twenty affected by type II diabetes, so that almost 20% of the population suffers from the condition. In the late 1990s, elders disturbed by this trend asked the Cree Health Board... Read More
  • October 22 2011
    Traditional healer and elder Minnie Awashish, larger than life, gazes over the waiting room of Mistissini’s new Community Miyupimaatisin Centre (CMC); Ronnie Loon, another elder, is mending his nets. The two pillars of the community are featured prominently as part of a mural spanning the rooms... Read More
  • Jimmy Deschenes
    September 20 2011
    The Cree Health Board suffered a tremendous loss this past year with the untimely passing, in March 2011, of Jimmy Deschenes, former Chief of the Department of Medicine and long-time doctor serving many Cree communities. Jimmy was born in Montreal on November 28, 1964 and was raised by his... Read More
  • June 20 2011
    Warmer, wetter winters; thinner ice breaking earlier in the spring; new species of birds and animals appearing in Eeyou Istchee: these are among the observations shared by 135 Cree hunters and trappers who took part in two series of workshops on climate change held in 2009 and 2010. They also... Read More
  • breastfeeding
    June 13 2011
    Breastfeeding: it’s natural, it’s traditional, and its health benefits begin at birth and last a lifetime. But not every mother succeeds in breastfeeding, and a wide range of difficulties or obstacles can stand in the way of women feeding their children the natural way. Dany Gauthier, Certified... Read More
  • 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... Read More
  • Dental health video
    April 13 2011
    Want a nice toothy smile? Then be sure to start taking care of those teeth early! Oral health care begins well before a baby’s first teeth come in – in fact, it begins before the baby is born, with the pregnant mother-to-be. Working with other health professionals, including nutritionists and a... Read More