The Grand Council of the Crees

Critical Issues

Paix des Braves

The Agreement Respecting a New Relationship Between the Cree Nation and the Government of Quebec (La Paix des Braves), is an agreement signed on February 7, 2002, between the Government of Quebec and the Grand Council of the Crees.

This historic Agreement implements with respect to Quebec recommendations of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples and provides for the sharing of revenues derived from mining, hydroelectric development and forestry carried out on the traditional lands of the Cree People. This includes all Category 1, 2 and 3 lands in the area under the Agreement. The Agreement, and related agreements with Hydro Quebec, are designed to address historic problems in achieving equitable participation of the Cree people in the employment opportunities and revenues created by development on the traditional Cree territories.

Under the new agreement, the Cree will assume for the next 50 years the undertakings of Quebec relating to the community and economic development of the Cree as set out under certain provisions of the JBNQA. The Cree will receive from Quebec payments in order for us to properly carry out these responsibilities in accordance with priorities and means which we, the Cree, deem appropriate for our own development.