The Grand Council of the Crees

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) welcomes the Cree Nation Government as a new member of the Union.

Posted: 2014-09-03

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.

We believe in the goals and mission of the IUCN:

To influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable.

As they bear similar principles to the CNG vision on conservation:

Our Vision is to maintain strong ties to the Cree cultural heritage and way of life, and sustain biodiversity by creating a large, interconnected network of conservation areas in Eeyou Istchee.

Furthermore, to illustrate our commitment to the IUCN and to promote our cultural heritage, Cree delegates will be present at the World Parks Congress taking place in November in Sydney, Australia.