The Grand Council of the Crees

Department of the Environment

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The Department of the Environment and Remedial Works

Under the direction of Isaac Voyageur, The Department of the Environment and Remedial Works is responsible for implementing Sections 4, 5, 8,22, 24 and 30A of the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement (JBNQA), pertaining to lands and land management, forestry management, hydro-electric development, environmental policy and impact assessment, and wildlife management. Department provides backup expertise to the Cree representatives on the various environmental and wildlife committees set up under the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement. In addition, the department works in close cooperation with the Cree communities and Cree entities (both local and regional) in the writing of impact reports or the studies and works that are done in respect to local environmental matters.

The Committees derived from the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement and supported by the Department are as follows: The James Bay Advisory Committee on the Environment, The Evaluating Committee, The Federal Review Panel and The Provincial Review Committee from Section 22 of the Agreement, the Hunting Fishing and Trapping Coordinating Committee, from Section 24 of the Agreement and the Cree-Quebec Forestry Board from the Paix des Brave Agreement.

Following the New Relationship Agreement with the Federal Government, the Director now is responsible for the authorization of projects under section 22 of the JBNQA within category I lands, as Regional Environment Administrator.

The departmental staff is as follows:

Mistissini

Voyageur, Isaac
Director of Environment and Remedial Works and Regional Environment Administrator

Campbell, Robin
Administrative Assistant

Longchap, Matthew
Forestry Projects Officer

Neeposh, Abel
Project Coordinator  GFMP

Ouellet, Stephan
Forest Engineer

Montreal

Beck, Christopher
Forestry Coordinator

Bourbeau - Lemieux, Aurélie
Wildlife Biologist

Hernandez,  Aurora M.
Mining Engineer

LeBlanc, Kelly
Environment Analyst

Mark-Stewart, Maxine
G.I.S. Technician

McLean, Cameron
Environment Management Specialist

Penn, Alan
Lands and Environment Science Advisor

Pepabano, Sharon
Administrative Assistant

Saganash, Nadia
Wildlife Management Administrator

Tetreault, Chantal Otter
Environment Analyst