May 28, 2024

Eenou-Eeyou Community Foundation Receives Recognition by Fulbright Canada

The Eenou-Eeyou Community Foundation was recently given a Fulbright Canada “Honouring Nations Canada” Indigenous Governance Award for the innovative Teepee Project.

A collaboration of the Cree Health Board and the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake, the Teepee Project provides unique healing and support for over one hundred Elders and other Cree patients in medical care in Montreal area every month through visits to the site.

Volunteers prepare and share traditional foods not available in southern health care facilities and facilitate cultural traditions on site in Kahnawake.

“The Honouring Nations Canada Indigenous Governance Awards Awards recognize exceptional achievement in solutions to Indigenous issues and Indigenous economic development. The Foundation is very proud to have been chosen for this Award from among so many exceptional indigenous honourees from across Canada. We’re thankful to Fulbright, and to our project partners Assurance Beneva, the Cree Health and Social Services Board, and the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake for their vision and support.”

Dr. Sarah Pash
Eenou-Eeyou Community Foundation

EECF Chair Dr. Sarah Pash presents the Teepee Project at the Fulbright “Honouring Nations Canada” event in Ottawa.