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Honouring Indigenous Wellness: Celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day with the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay (CBHSSJB)


Embracing Tradition, Nurturing Well-being

Introducing Traditional Healers and Knowledge Keepers into Cree Healthcare.


At CBHSSJB, we honour the rich heritage of Indigenous healing practices. Our commitment to holistic well-being is reflected in every aspect of our services:

  • We provide access to trusted traditional healers, bridging ancient wisdom with modern healthcare.
  • Our dedicated team of traditional knowledge keepers ensures that cultural values and practices are respected and integrated into our care.
  • Cultural safety is paramount. Guided by Cree heritage, traditional healing and Elder consultation, our Nishiiyuu department ensures that cultural sensitivity permeates every interaction within our organization. 
  • Our Cree Success Plan empowers our Cree employees with tailored development opportunities, ensuring their growth and long-term commitment to CBHSSJB's mission.
  • We support the journey towards complete well-being – emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual – guided by the principles of Miyupimaatisiiun.

"It is an honour to lead an organization deeply rooted in Cree identity and heritage. We celebrate Indigenous healing practices, integrate cultural values, and prioritize safety, safeguarding our rich legacy. Join us in celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day as we nurture wellness and preserve our cultural heritage in Eeyou Istchee."

            – Bertie Wapachee, Chairperson of CBHSSJB

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