Some Cree feel left out of COVID-19 vaccination campaign – CBC

More than 400 Cree living near Amos, Que., don’t yet have access to the vaccine

 Feb 03, 2021

Some Cree living outside the jurisdictional Cree health board boundaries in northern Quebec say they feel worse than second-class citizens when it comes to getting access to a COVID-19 vaccine.

“Where are our rights as Cree people?,” said Kenneth Weistche, who lives with his wife Annie Trapper Weistche in the non-Cree town of La Corne, just south of Amos in northern Quebec.

“We are very, very angry.”

The Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay began its regional vaccination campaign in mid-January in the nine Cree communities that make up Region 18, an administrative region under the Ministry of Health and Social Services of Quebec.

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