As hunters are returning home with the Fall harvests to feed their families during the cold months ahead, it is in these moments that we are reminded of the prosperity of our land and culture. The tallymen and hunters who have carefully been managing the land have been the essence of our survival for thousands of years. The hunting, fishing and trapping activities of our families are a way of life.
Protecting our way of life and ensuring that we will always have the right to hunt, fish and trap in Eeyou Istchee is the foundation of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement signed on November 11, 1975. On this day, we encourage community members to reflect upon and understand the importance of our rights as a Nation.
The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/Cree Nation Government thanks you for your everyday contributions to help build a better and stronger Cree Nation.