Maamuitaau has won a Certificate of Merit from the Canadian Nursing Association for the documentary, Sugar Diabetes in the Cree Community. The half-hour documentary was produced for the Cree-language CBC program by Solomon Awashish, with help from writer-broadcasters Emma Saganash and Matthew Iserhoff.
The documentary explores the causes and impacts of the life-threatening condition, which is twice as prevalent among aboriginal people as in the rest of Canadians. The nursing association presents awards every year for outstanding journalistic work on health issues. The award will be presented in a ceremony in Ottawa, Ont. in March.