Bush Camp Safety
Being out on the land is a good place to be. But even in the bush, we can still be at risk of getting sick. To reduce our chances of getting sick, everyone is encouraged to follow guidelines and some basic preventive measures.
BE SAFE AT YOUR CAMP
Continue to use care and proper hygiene when handling and preparing our harvests.
Tips for what to do if someone shows COVID-19 symptoms at camp
Avian flu (also known as H5N1) is a flu virus that mostly affects wild birds and poultry, and can lead to illness and death.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a deadly gas that can build up in your home without you realizing it. You cannot see, smell, or taste it.
Walking our traditional ways
“Our grandfathers and our ancestors before them practiced hunting, fishing, trapping and gathering of our traditional foods without any alcohol and drugs; this practice must continue.
It is our sign of respect to our lands, rivers, air, sky and food sources, which made us survive in Eeyou Istchee.
It is our ultimate responsibility and respect to all things in it and our thanksgiving to our Mother Earth. She is the breath that gives all life in the world” – George L. Diamond, Healthy & Safe Communities / Injury Prevention
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
Prepare and use the medicine as recommended by traditional healers or knowledgeable people in your community.
Training sessions for community members will increase the safety and sense of well-being of people in the bush.
Switching to lead-free ammunition helps keep our families, environment, and meechum healthy.
SUPPORT IN AN EMERGENCY
Emergency evacuation by air ambulance is for anyone who needs urgent care outside their community or needs emergency retrieval from the bush.