CHISASIBI, QC, Feb. 4 /CNW Telbec/ - A significant agreement between Quebec government and the Cree nation has been signed to extend to 2011 the previous Health Agreement that puts an end to litigation respecting Section 14 of the James Bay Northern Quebec Agreement. "A tangible example of partnership of the Paix-des-Braves between Quebec and the Cree nation to improve the lives of people of Eeyou Istchee" pointed out Grand Chief Dr. Matthew Coon-Come of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou/Eenou Istchee).
Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay's chairman Mr. James Bobbish added: "It will allow us to better respond to community base needs. Among many things, we can now implement "one stop shopping" integrated services in other Cree communities and improve services such as access to dialysis and even introduce the use of tele-health technology"
Chisasibi Chief Roderick Pachano reminded his guests that before Europeans came to Eeyou Istchee, the land of the Crees, people kept healthy through a nomadic life style and that new health challenges are of common responsibility to be shared.
Through this health agreement, Crees will be assuming greater responsibility in administration and service delivery, related to increased professional training and development.
SOURCE Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)
For further information: For further information: Jean-François (Jeff) Simard, Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay, 1-877-330-1280, firstname.lastname@example.org; to book interviews with Cree authorities: Mr. Clarence Snowboy, 1-819-855-7199