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Cultural competency training in Chisasibi

May 30, 2016


The newly hired mental health nurses and other Cree Health Board staff received cultural competency training with members of the Nishiiyuu department at the Elders' Camp in Chisasibi. This training took place during the week of May 23 2016 and explored the history, values and traditions of the Cree of Eeyou Istchee, looking at residential school experiences and other sources of trauma, as well as the sources of strength and resiliency in the past and the present. This understanding will help the nurses serve their clients better when they take up their new responsibilities in the community.The new hires will be based in Mistissini, Wemindji, Eastmain, Nemaska and Chisasibi, providing these communities and their CMC teams with more consistent and locally based mental health support.







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