While the COVID-19 pandemic has shut down countries around the world with startling speed, the Cree Nation Government is trying to reassure people that there are – at press time – no confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Eeyou Istchee.
Moose Cree Health Services is opening its first land-based withdrawal management facility for post-treatment support this January. The program, dubbed Bim Bij Joo Wuk (meaning “going together”) Healing Facility, aims to ease participants back into the community by spending their time deep in nature.
Once a year, nurses in Eeyou Istchee gather outside their home communities for a week of skills training. This year’s training included the unique opportunity to learn from the latest medical simulation technologies at McGill University’s Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning in Montreal.
On November 7, the Assembly of First Nations, the University of Ottawa and the Université de Montréal released the first draft of the decade-long study regarding First Nations Food, Nutrition and Environment (FNFNES).