NEMASKA, EEYOU ISTCHE (Quebec) October 7, 2014 – The James Bay Cree Nation has today launchedstandagainsturanium.com and #standagainsturanium, a website and social media campaign expressing the Crees’ firm opposition to uranium development in their territory of Eeyou Istchee. The website serves to inform the Crees, as well as the broader public in Quebec and elsewhere, about the risks associated with uranium mining. Standagainsturanium.com is also intended to provide a forum for the public to share their opinions, post photos and videos, and demonstrate their support for the Cree Nation’s fight to stop uranium development in Eeyou Istchee.
MISTISSINI, QUÉBEC (October 7, 2014) The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee), the Cree Nation Government and the Cree Nation of Mistissini are pleased to announce that they have signed a pre-development agreement regarding the future exploration and pre-development of the Troilus Project in Eeyou Istchee with 8815046 Canada Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Copper One.
WENDAKE, QC, Sept. 25, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - At a workshop on uranium development hosted by the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) today, First Nations from across the province reaffirmed their opposition to uranium development on their territories and throughout Quebec. The workshop brought together representatives of First Nations from across Quebec to discuss the future of uranium development in Quebec.
Mistissini (Eeyou Itshee), September 3, 2014—On the occasion of the hearings by the Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement (BAPE) in Eeyou Istchee this week, the Cree Nation reaffirms its strong opposition to uranium development, and its commitment to ensuring that its territory of Eeyou Istchee remains free of uranium mining activities.
Nemaska, Eeyou Istchee (September 3, 2014) --- On May 28th 2014, the Cree Nation Government received a letter from the IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre announcing its admission to the Union.
The Cree Nation Government is proud to be part of such an influential network and hope to add value to this organization by participating in various assignments such as the Working Group on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples.
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.
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.
"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