The Grand Council of the Crees

Economic and Sustainable Development Department

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This department works closely with all other departments of the Cree Regional Authority to ensure that all Cree communities have ample opportunities to grow and thrive. In addition to supporting business start-ups and boosting employment opportunities, the Economic Develop department also oversees the growth of current and traditional sectors such as mining and forestry.


The Economic and Sustainable Development department of the Cree Regional Authority is responsible for:



In Montreal:

Alfred Loon
Tel : (514)-861-5837

Jenny Saganash
Administrative Assistant to the Director

Fred Moar
Economic Development Officer

Jordan Bear
Business Services Officer

Larry Shecapio
Coordinator of Elders Programs

Regional Economic Officer

Jimmy A. Fireman 
Cree Nation of Chisasibi Ouje-Bougoumou Cree Nation

Jack Diamond / Hugo Hester 
Waskaganish First Nation 

John Brown 
Cree Nation of Eastmain 

Marlene Kitchen 
Cree First Nation of Waswanipi 

Margaret Wapachee / Don MacLeod 
Cree Nation of Mistissini 

Rachel Etapp
Ouje-Bougoumou Cree Nation

Sidney Orr
Economic Development Officer

Thomas Jolly
Nemaska First Nation

Tony Gull
Cree Nation of Wemindji