Indigenous group tackles diabetes with storytelling  Jan. 15, 2018


Similar to many Indigenous groups worldwide, the James Bay Cree of northern Québec have a unexpectedly high rate of diabetes. Their method of their solution was taken from their culture: A Talking Circle in print.

Cree health representatives choose people with diabetes whose stories they thought important. Then they hired a writer to present those stories in a print format.

Gathered in The Sweet Bloods of Eeyou Istchee: Stories of Diabetes and the James Bay Cree, the stories are both about diabetes as well as about the current Cree culture. They reveal connections to colonization. They are designed to help people heal.

Here is one of the 27 stories in this book.

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