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March 11, 2021 day of observance for those who died of COVID-19

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ᐄᔨᔨᐅᔨᒧᐎᓐ | IIYIYIUYIMUWIN
March 11
Grand Chief Abel Bosum commemorates members of the Cree Nation who passed this year due to COVID-19
March 10, 2021
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The Board of Directors and senior management of the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay express our deep condolences to the families and communities who have lost loved ones to COVID-19.

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In Canada, March 11, 2021 has been declared a national day of observance for those who died of COVID-19. It was on this day in 2020 that the pandemic was officially declared.

We invite all community members to observe one minute of silence at 1 pm precisely in honour of the victims of the pandemic.

Our local and regional partners across Eeyou Istchee will participate in the day of observance and the moment of silence; flags in the communities will be lowered to half staff. The Grand Chief Dr. Abel Bosum will be on regional radio JBCCS at 12:30.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have lost valued members of our communities, and many members of our Cree Health Board family have lost loved ones in Canada and other countries around the world.

 

COVID-19 photographs from the first year of the pandemic

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    Mistissini CMC staff
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    CMC staff
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    Person in full body hazmat suit
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    Family getting ready to board bush plane
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    Young woman wearing mask
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    Community blockade
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    2 elders wearing masks
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    CHB Chair Bertie Wapachee with staff, all wearing masks
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    People in gym waiting to get vaccinated
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    Community members on chairs waiting to get vaccinated
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    First vaccinations in Mistissini
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    Woman receiving vaccine

Questions?

Wiichihiiwaauwin (Mental Health) Helpline - 24/7. Cree speakers and Elders are available upon request

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