"The days of exclusion are over," Cree Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come said Thursday, heralding a new era in co-operation between his people and the non-aboriginals of northern Quebec.
OUJÉ-BOUGOUMOU, QUÉBEC (June 11, 2013) The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee), the Cree Regional Authority, the Oujé-Bougoumou Cree Nation are pleased to announce that they have signed a pre-development agreement on June 10, 2013 with Northern Superior Resources Inc. (“Northern Superior”) regarding the future exploration and pre-development of Northern Superior’s Croteau Est and Waconichi mineral exploration projects in Eeyou Istchee.
To all Cree Beneficiaries (Eligible voters 18 years and up) of the Grand Council of the Crees of Eeyou Istchee and the Cree Regional Authority.
Take notice that the CANDIDATES for the offices of Grand Chief/Chairperson and Deputy Grand Chief/Vice-Chairperson of the Grand Council of the Crees of Eeyou Istchee and the Cree Regional Authority are as follows.
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"Among the many speeches I make, perhaps those that I enjoy the most are those where I have the honour of addressing young people who have previously set upon an educational course of action and have achieved their goals by graduating, whereupon they are now equipped with the skills and knowledge to achieve additional goals in education, business or work. It gives me special pleasure today to be address this graduating class, composed of individuals who have chosen a very noble purpose, that of early childhood education."
Bill 42 is the legislation that will implement the Agreement on Governance in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay Territory concluded between the Crees of Eeyou Istchee and the Gouvernement du Québec on July 24, 2012. As such, it is legislation of fundamental importance, for it will define a new partnership in governance between the Cree Nation of Eeyou Istchee, our neighbours, the Jamésiens, the Gouvernement du Québec and all Québeckers.
For the first time, this legislation will bring the Cree and the Jamésiens together in a real governance partnership. This partnership will benefit the Cree, the Jamésiens and all Québeckers for generations to come. It will help to realize the vision of the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement and the Paix des Braves. It will help to realize the promise of northern development. It will serve as a model, not just for Québec, but for all of Canada and beyond.
(Darwin, Australia, May 27, 2013) As a keynote speaker at the inaugural meeting of the World Indigenous Network, Ashley Iserhoff, Deputy Grand Chief of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) shared the Crees Nation’s experience of land stewardship and governance in Northern Québec with an international audience of Indigenous youth, elders and leaders. The World Indigenous Network is being developed as means for indigenous peoples to share their experience in land and sea stewardship.
Welcome to the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) Web site, where we share with the world our vision for our nation. Here we explain to interested observers our culture, values, problems and hopes and describe our many political, cultural, social, economic and spiritual activities. In addition we offer readers links to major stories of aboriginal interest in other parts of Canada and around the world.
The Cree Regional Authority (the "CRA") is requesting bids for the EEYOU EENOU POLICE FORCE GENERATOR INSTALLATION, in the communities of Chisasibi, Eastmain, Nemaska, Oujé-Bougoumou, Waskaganish, Waswanipi, Wemindji and Whapmagoostui ("Call for Tenders"), and the EEYOU EENOU POLICE HEAT SYSTEM'S CHANGE, in the communities of Waskaganish and Wemindji and finally the EEYOU EENOU POLICE OIL'S HEATING UPDATE, in the community of Whapmagoostui,. The whole in compliance with the By-law Concerning the Procedures and Requirements relating to the Calling of Tenders and Awarding of Construction Contracts (the "By-Law") adopted by the CRA pursuant to section 85 of the Act respecting the Cree Regional Authority. Relevant extracts of the By-Law will be included in the Contract Documents
"The Cree of Eeyou Istchee welcome the opportunity to provide our perspective on the Plan Nord. The Cree welcome responsible, sustainable development of our traditional lands, Eeyou Istchee. We want to be real partners in the development of our territory's vast potential. At the outset, one should recall certain key principles." - Grand Chief Dr. Matthew Coon Come