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Cree Nation Governance Agreement and Constitution

The final texts of the Agreement on Cree Nation Governance, as signed in Ottawa on July 18, 2017, and of the Constitution of the Cree Nation of Eeyou Istchee are available at the links below.

Please note the Agreement on Cree Nation Governance and the Constitution of the Cree Nation of Eeyou Istchee will take effect when the Federal Governance Legislation is adopted and comes into force, expected toward the end of 2017.

2017-07-27

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2017 Runoff Election Livestream

There will be a livestream broadcast of the results of the 2017 Runoff Election for Grand Chief/Chairperson and Deputy Grand Chief/Vice-Chairperson of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/Cree Nation Government. Beginning at 8 PM, the results will be broadcasted as they are being relayed by the Chief Electoral Officer. The event will be hosted by Alexander Moses.

Here is the link to watch this evening’s livestream broadcast: https://livestream.com/accounts/8792434/events/7617336/simulcast

2017-07-24

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Cree Nation Government Election Run-off Results

Results as received from Chief Electoral Officer for the election of Grand Chief and Deputy Grand Chief of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/Cree Nation Government on July 24, 2017.

Grand Chief Final Results

Grand Chief Final Results By Community

Deputy Grand Chief Final Results

Deputy Grand Chief Final Results By Community

An official notice from the Chief Electoral Officer will follow shortly.

2017-07-24

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Opinion: Cree governance accord with Canada is reconciliation in action

By Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come, Published In The Globe and Mail July 20, 2017

On Tuesday, July 18, I signed the Agreement on Cree Nation Governance with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett. I said at the time that this agreement remains faithful to the Cree vision embodied in our treaty, the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement, signed with Canada and Quebec in 1975.

What was this vision?

It has always been one of Cree self-government and self determination. The Cree have always seen our treaty as an emancipation from the Indian Act. But, more than that, we have seen the treaty as a means to regain Cree self-government in Eeyou Istchee.

Read the full article at The Globe and Mail

2017-07-20

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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.

GCC(EI)/CNG 2016-2017 Annual Report

GCC CNG Annual Report 2016-2017

GCC(EI)/CNG 2015-2016 Annual Report

The 2015-2016 GCC(EI)/CNG 2015-2016 Annual Report

"This year marked the 40 th anniversary of the signa- ture of our Treaty—the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement, and provided us with an opportunity to re- view our achievements over that period of time, to ap- preciate how far we have come as a Nation, and to look forward to see what remains yet to be done." - Grand Chief/ Chairman Dr. Matthew Coon Come

View the 2015-2016 Annual Report

Eenou Eeyou Annual Report 2014-2015

Eenou Eeyou Annual Report 2014-2015

"It is a pleasure to once again report on the progress the Cree Communities and the Cree Nation Government are making through our Nation- to-Nation partnership with the Government of Quebec affirmed in the New Relation- ship Agreement, often called the Paix des Braves, and the Governance Agreement." - Grand Chief/ Chairman Dr. Matthew Coon Come

View the 2014-2015 Annual Report

ESIA ANALYSIS Forestry Roads L-209, E-West by Barrette-Chapais Forestry Roads H-West and I by Matériaux Blanchet

Forestry Roads L-209, E-West by Barrette-Chapais Forestry Roads H-West and I by Matériaux Blanchet

James Bay Cree Against Uranium

GCC CNG Annual Report 2014-2015

GCC CRA Annual Report 2014-2015

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