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QUÉBEC COURT OF APPEAL UPHOLDS CREE, INUIT AND NASKAPI TREATY RIGHTS

Joint Press Release of Makivik Corporation, Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) and the Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach

The Cree, Inuit and Naskapi scored an important victory on August 4, 2014, when the Québec Court of Appeal declared the provincial government had violated their treaty rights when it set caribou sport hunting levels and dates in Northern Québec for the 2011-2012 season.

Judgment: Corporation Makivik c. Québec (Procureure générale), 2014 QCCA 1455, http://canlii.ca/t/g8gdt

2014-08-11

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James Bay Cree Nation Reaffirms Permanent Uranium Moratorium Over James Bay Eeyou Istchee Territory

WASWANIPI, EEYOU ISTCHEE (QUEBEC), AUGUST 8, 2014: The James Bay Cree Nation yesterday reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring that their territory of Eeyou Istchee remains free of uranium exploration, mining and waste emplacement activities. In a resolution passed unanimously at the Annual General Assembly held in Waswanipi, the Cree Nation reaffirmed the permanent moratorium on uranium development in Eeyou Istchee that was originally enacted in August 2012.

2014-08-08

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GINO ODJICK DAY IN KITIGAN ZIBI, MANIWAKI (QUEBEC) JULY 25, 2014

KITIGAN ZIBI-(Maniwaki, Quebec), July 8, 2014: Gino Odjick former NHL player from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg is in a fight for his life; battling serious health issues. The friends and supporters of his First Nation community and the town of Maniwaki have gathered behind Gino Odjick to show their love and support by declaring July 25, 2014 “GINODAY- JOURNÉE GINO-GINOKIJIGAD”. On this day, a Golf Tournament will be held at the Club de Golf Algonquin, located in Messines, Quebec and a Music Event at L’Auberge du Draveur, located in Maniwaki, Quebec. Special guests have been invited to attend this event and anyone wanting to join in this day of support to Gino Odjick is welcomed to participate.

2014-07-15

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Cree Youth Canoe Expedition to Protect the Broadback River

Earlier today representatives of the Cree Nation Government/Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) announced their support and sponsorship of a youth canoe expedition in support of the campaign to protect the Broadback River and surrounding watershed. The 2014 Broadback River Youth Expedition is being organized by the Cree Nation Government Environment and Remedial Works Department and the Cree Nation Government Youth Department and is scheduled to depart near the headwaters of the Broadback River on August 7th with its conclusion in Waskaganish on or about August 25th.

2014-07-03

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Masters of our own Destiny: The Vision of the Cree Development Corporation

Nation-Building

Since the signing of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement in 1975, the Cree Nation has been on a path of modern Nation-building.  We have accomplished much in a short span of time. We have, over the course of nearly forty years, put in place all the major building blocks for a strong indigenous Nation.  

The Cree Development Corporation is a key component of this bold vision of the Cree future--a future where we Cree take full control of our economic destiny, a future where the political strength is matched by our economic strength.  The Cree Nation has paved the way for building a strong economy.   

2014-06-25

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Welcome, Wachiya

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.

CRA Annual Report 2013-2014

CRA Annual Report 2013-2014

Call For Tender

The Cree Nation Government (the “CNG”) is requesting bids for the PAVING of the JUSTICE FACILITY, in the community of Waskaganish (“Call for Tenders”), 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 CNG pursuant to section 85 of the Act respecting the Cree Nation Government Relevant extracts of the By-Law will be included in the Contract Documents (as defined in section 5 below).

Call For Tender

the Renovation of the Nemaska CNG Head Office – Roofing (Phase 3), (“Call for Tenders”), 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 CNG pursuant to section 85 of the Act respecting the Cree Nation Government Relevant extracts of the By-Law will be included in the Contract Documents (as defined in section 5 below).

Call For Tender

Request For Quotation: Disposal of Police Vehicles

This tender is for the disposal of fourteen (14) Police Vehicles as per the enclosed specifications, terms and conditions. The 14 vehicles are sold as one batch and cannot be sold separately.

Tenders must be received by Thursday September 4th, 2014 at 11:00am.

Call For Tender

The Cree Nation Government (the “CNG”) is requesting bids for the construction of a Duplex in the community of Waskaganish (“Call for Tenders”), 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 CNG pursuant to section 85 of the Act respecting the Cree Nation Government Relevant extracts of the By-Law will be included in the Contract Documents (as defined in section 5 below).

Call For Tender

The Cree Nation Government (the “CNG”) is requesting bids for the construction of an extension to the Cree Police Force Headquarters and of a garage in Chisasibi (“Call for Tenders”), 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 CNG pursuant to section 85 of the Act respecting the Cree Nation Government Relevant extracts of the By-Law will be included in the Contract Documents (as defined in section 5 below).

Call For Tender

The Cree Nation Government (the “CNG”) is requesting bids for the installation of generators at the Justice Facilities in Mistissini, Waskaganish, and Chisasibi (“Call for Tenders”), 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 CNG pursuant to section 85 of the Act respecting the Cree Nation Government Relevant extracts of the By-Law will be included in the Contract Documents (as defined in section 5 below).

Call For Tender

The Cree Nation Government (the “CNG”) is requesting bids for the construction of a Triplex in the community of Nemaska (“Call for Tenders”), 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 CNG pursuant to section 85 of the Act respecting the Cree Nation Government Relevant extracts of the By-Law will be included in the Contract Documents (as defined in section 5 below).

The Journey of Nishiyuu

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Nishiyuu Walk from Whapmagoostui to Ottawa

A group of young men came together within the community of Whapmagoostui, on the east coast of Hudson Bay, to embark on a difficult journey.

They joined together in solidarity with other First Nations in Canada to express to the world their resolve to make a difference in support of better conditions for Aboriginal people in Canada and globally. They came together to promote protection of the environment and stewardship of the land for future generations of all descent, all around the world.

The young men were inspired by David Kawapit to walk a great distance across foreign terrain, facing extreme weather conditions along the way. They started from Whapmagoostui and walked 1,700 kilometers to Canada's National Capital of Ottawa. The group set out as just seven walkers and arrived in Ottawa weeks later with over 4,000 people who joined in support of their cause.

The Nishiyuu Walkers, through their heroics and leadership, inspired many Canadians from all walks of life to come together and express their solidarity, intent on creating a better future.

Episode 3: We Rise Up!

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Episode 2: Delivering the Promise

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Episode 1: Together We Stand Firm

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Agreements
The Cree Nation Governance Working Group

Cree Vision of Plan Nord

"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

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