Sweet Bloods is also available for purchase as an audiobook.
Translations of certain chapters in Ojibwe, East (Coastal) Cree, East (Inland) Cree and French will be available in early 2021.
See the full list of stockists here.
"The stories contained in The Sweet Bloods of Eeyou Istchee: Stories of Diabetes and the James Bay Cree are incredible. They are life lessons, they are tales of warning, they are songs of resilience, they are prayers for a healthier life. Each one is its own entity, and each storyteller bravely and beautifully speaks out so that we may all begin our own healing journey. This is a must-read book. I've not seen something quite like it before."
"This is an important book. In this time, when our Cree communities and other indigenous groups are facing down a brutal and pervasive diabetes epidemic, Sweet Bloods offers a Talking Circle in print: frank, funny, and emotional stories of James Bay Cree people living with the disease. What makes this book special is that we know these storytellers and their stories are our stories. We recognize the effects of colonization in bodies, families and communities – and we see that the insights and love and laughter of these storytellers are stronger. We thank them for the courage to say what most of us will not say. Once you start this book, you'll want to read to the end."
Bella M. Petawabano, former Chairperson, Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay
2018 International Book Awards, Nonfiction Health (General)
Silver medal, 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards, Best Regional Nonfiction (Canada East)
Silver medal, 2017 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year, Nonfiction Health
2017 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year awards, Editor’s Choice (Nonfiction)
2018 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Memoir (Personal Struggle/Health)
12th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards, Nonfiction (Multicultural) and Nonfiction (Health, General)