By Benjamin Powless Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A new report highlights changes that Cree community members believe would help improve physical, social, mental and spiritual health in their communities. Compiled by the Cree Health Board and independent researchers, it brings together nearly a decade of feedback received by committees tasked with improving wellness based on Cree values. The CHB launched the Iiyuu Ahtaawin Miyupimaatisiiun (“being alive well”) Planning initiative in 2013 to seek community-identified solutions across Eeyou Istchee. Local Miyupimaatisiiun committees consulted members on all aspects related to a broad definition of health. From 2016 through 2020, CHB staff and McGill University-affiliated researchers interviewed 22 of the committee members to gather their feedback and evaluate their projects, challenges and accomplishments. Participants say the interviews were based on
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