"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."Joseph Boyden
"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
"A useful read for anyone interested in learning about contemporary life in Eeyou Istchee. Here are the stories of 26 people currently living there. Their lives all were impacted by the James Bay Hydroelectric project, residential schools, and the closing of HBC posts in the region. They have all experienced a dramatic social and cultural transformation. We would do well to be aware of it and acknowledge it. [...]"Goodreads user TimothyH
Formats and Translations
Paperback
Canada and International

The paperback version of The Sweet Bloods of Eeyou Istchee: Stories of Diabetes and the James Bay Cree (Second Edition) in English is available, in Canada and internationally, from Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

Sweet Bloods is also available for purchase on Amazon.
Chapbooks
Translations of certain Sweet Bloods chapters are available in chapbook format:
Ojibwe Translations
Northern East Cree/Southern East Cree/French/English Translations
Electronic Versions
Free excerpts (PDF download)
The Story of Maggie and Simon
Awards
Won
2018 International Book Awards, Nonfiction Health
Silver medal, 2018 IPPY Awards, Best Regional Nonfiction
Silver medal, 2017 Foreword INDIES, Nonfiction Health

Finalist/Shortlist
2017 Foreword INDIES, Editor’s Choice
2018 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Memoir
National Indie Excellence Awards, Multicultural Nonfiction
National Indie Excellence Awards, Health Nonfiction