New Regional Hospital at High Ground

New Regional Hospital at High Ground

January 11, 2020
Petition to
Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay and Cree Nation of Chisasibi
Signatures: 118Next Goal: 200
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Why this petition matters

Started by Melanie Lameboy

This petition is to see who wants our new regional hospital at the high ground.

Do you remember the night we all got a call, knock on the door or a text to rush to the high ground because the dam was breaking? Were you scared? Did you go to the high ground? Did you see the scared and frantic people trying to reach their family?

Once up there, there was nowhere to go. No building, no shelter, no way out.

We stood there hoping everyone will make their way up. Luckily it was a false alarm. I thought of the patients and elders at the hospital. We have two ambulances in town. How are we supposed to get them to the top only 2 at a time?

Building the high ground was acknowledging the danger that yes, the dam can break.

Now that the high ground is set, where is the logic in building our new regional hospital in the flooding zone? Building it at the high ground would avoid having to transport patients, give us somewhat of a shelter and provide the health services needed. 

I have been told it is due to the infrastructure and it would cost too much. Lives are priceless. Can the entity responsible for this danger be asked to chip in if money is the issue? I believe money shouldn’t even be a matter given our situation. We should protect our lives along with this new hospital that will have many departments and services,  protecting our assets.

If you agree that this should be built at the high ground, speak your voice and sign this petition. Ask our elders as well, they might not have Facebook but I will trust if you put their name, it is with their consent.

Watch Willard Napash’s video from 2011, explaining the dangers of being close to the dams in Chisasibi, suggesting we move!

We all have a voice.

Signing your name is your chance of being heard. 


Like my late mom always told me: “You’ll never know unless you try”. So let’s try.

* Please do take note I am publishing this as a concerned Chisasibi community member. *

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Signatures: 118Next Goal: 200
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Decision Makers

  • Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay and Cree Nation of Chisasibi