Nishiiyuu refers to the traditional ways of the Eeyou and Eenou people. The Nishiiyuu Miyupimaatisiiun department works to ensure that Cree knowledge and values are reflected in CBHSSJB services.
Our vision is Aapiimuudiihehkuud piimaadiisiiwiiniiuu Kiiyah a achiisachiinuutiihehkuud
“Achieving miyupimaatisiiun through the guidance of ancestral teachings”.
Complementary Services and Programs
This unit within Nishiiyuu is working to implement three integral parts of the Nishiiyuu Strategic Plan in alignment with the CBHSSJB Strategic Regional Plan (SRP): Waapimausuwin and Utinausuwin, Land-Based Healing and Traditional Medicine.
Iiyiyiu pimaatisiiun e pimuhtaakanuuhch (Community Development)
This unit works to support Miyupimaatisiiu Committees in all communities and encourages them to work with Chiefs and Councils and to consult broadly in their communities—engaging individuals, families and organizations in the development of strategies to enhance Miyupimaatisiiun.
Evaluation and Accreditation
Efforts to bring accreditation to the CBHSSJB continued. Accreditation is a CBHSSJB strategic objective—part of the process of implementing standards, best practices and continuous improvement of services.
The aim of Cultural Safety is to align all CBHSSJB services with Cree cultural values and realities. This process is supported by consultation with the Nishiiyuu Council of Elders, bringing a cultural safety perspective to local and regional Clinical Coordination Integration Committees (CCIC), and providing cultural safety training to different groups within the organization.
Council of Chishaayiyuu
The Council of Chishaayiyuu (elders) provides guidance to the Board of Directors and the organization baed on their knowledge of Cree history, values and traditional healing practices.
- Robbie Matthew
- Laurie Petawabano
- Earl and Nancy Danyluk (helpers)
- Robbie and Elizabeth Dick (helpers)
- Abel and Jane Kitchen
- Roderick Pachano
In response to COVID-19, we wanted to share some of this knowledge with all Eeyouch and Eenouch so they can prevent and/or treat symptoms of COVID-19.
The Traditional Medicine Cards describe the general principles for collecting, preparing and using Balsam Fir, Cedar, Sage, Sweet grass, Tamarack, Tobacco and White Spruce.
The Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay mourns the passing of leader Abel Kitchen, who passed away on February 2, 2018.