Every single James Bay Cree family has at least one close relative living with diabetes, as do many Indigenous communities across the country and around the world.
That experience is distilled in a new collection, called "The Sweet Bloods of Eeyou Istchee: Stories of Diabetes and the James Bay Cree". It's published by the Cree Board of the Health and Social Services of James Bay.
Paul Linton is assistant director of Public Health for Chishaayiyuu (people over the age of 30). He spoke with CBC North host Betsy Longchap. (Interview in East Cree).