The Grand Council of the Crees

Cree Nation Government Agreements Information Session at Hotel Forestel in Val-D’or, Quebec

Posted: 2013-10-29

October 30 and 31, 2013

The purpose of this information session will be to provide in-depth review of the agreements and the meaning they have for the Crees of Eeyou Istchee as we continue to develop our Governance and autonomy.

In response to this, the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) invited the Chiefs, Councillors, senior band office staff members and other senior staff from Cree regional entities. 

This event will be broadcast live on Livestream, click on the link below to watch the event live tomorrow morning:

https://new.livestream.com/accounts/5888244/events/2505688

Agenda

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

7:00 a.m Registration and Breakfast
8:00 a.m.  
8:15 a.m. Moderator
Mr. Rodney W. Hester, Director of Government Support Services, Cree Regional Authority
8:30 a.m.  Opening Prayer
8:45 a.m. Opening and Welcoming Address
Grand Chief/Chairman Dr. Matthew Coon Come, Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/Cree Regional Authority
9:00 a.m.   Introduction and Review of Agenda
Mr. Bill Namagoose, Executive Director, Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)
9:30 a.m.  

James Bay Northern Quebec Agreement
Reflections of our History and Progress

Panelists:   Mr. Philip Awashish, Negotiator, JBNQA
Mr. Robert Kanatewat, Signatory of the JBNQA
Me. James O’Reilly, Legal Counsel to the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)
O’Reilly & Associates

10:30 a.m. 

Health Break

Question and Answer Period

12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. 

Cree/Quebec New Relationship Agreement
Mr. Abel Bosum, Negotiator, Cree-Quebec Relations
Me. John Paul Murdoch, Murdoch & Archambault Avocats

Question and Answer Period
2:45 p.m.    Health Break
3:00 p.m. 

Cree/Canada New Relationship Agreement

Mr. Bill Namagoose, Executive Director, Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)

Question and Answer Period

5:00 p.m.    Supper Break
7:00 p.m.  
7:00 p.m.   

Cree Nation Governance Agreement
Eeyou Istchee James Bay Regional Government
Mr. Abel Bosum, Negotiator, Cree-Quebec Relations

Question and Answer Period

 Thursday, October 31, 2013

7:00 a.m Breakfast
8:00 a.m.   Moderator
Mr. Rodney W. Hester, Director of Government Support Services, Cree Regional Authority
8:15 a.m.   Opening Prayer
8:45 a.m. Introduction and Overview of Day One
Deputy Grand Chief/Vice Chairman Rodney Mark, Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/Cree Regional Authority
9:00 a.m. 

Investment/Disbursements of Paix des Braves Funding
Investment/Disbursements of Cree/Canada New Relationship Agreement Funding
Report on Cree Heritage Fund (Wyatschinagun Fund)
Cree Nation Spending
Mr. Bill Namagoose, Executive Director, Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)

Question and Answer Period

10:30 a.m. Health Break
10:45 a.m.

James Bay Cree-Naskapi Pension Plan
Mr. Bill Namagoose, Executive Director, Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) & Chairman of the James Bay Cree-Naskapi Pension Plan
Ms. Shelley Hayes, Administrator of the James Bay Cree-Naskapi Pension Plan
A. S.  Hayes Consulting Inc.       

Question and Answer Period

12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m.  

Eeyou Marine Region Land Claims Agreement
Mr. Roderick Pachano, Cree Negotiator, Eeyou of Chisasibi

Question and Answer Period

Health Break

2:45 p.m.

General open discussion on:

Unity
Administrative and Financial Responsibilities
Government Policy
Own Source Revenue (OSR)
Harmonization

Follow Up and Next Steps

3:00 p.m.  Closing Remarks
Grand Chief Dr. Matthew Coon Come, Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/Cree Regional Authority
4:00 p.m.  Closing Prayer