New partnership agreements struck to support northern Quebec Cree health hubs – CBC

Oct 23, 2023

‘Miyupimaatsiiun’ want to help address health and social issues in Cree communities

Leaders of several Cree organizations have signed a historic agreement they say will help address some long-standing health and social issues, like intergenerational trauma, chronic illnesses and high rates of addictions.

On Sept. 22, leaders from the Cree health board, Cree Nation Government (CNG) and Cree School Board signed a new Community Miyupimaatisiiun Committee Partnership agreement to improve overall well-being for Cree people in northern Quebec communities.

“The nation was too split up, doing their own thing without considering working together because we’re all serving the same people,” said Bertie Wapachee, the chairperson of the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay (CBHSSJB).

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Instead of addressing one part of an issue, we can do it all together [such as] alcoholism, bootlegging or drug addiction and drug trafficking,” said Wapachee.

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