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Bear Island Presentation to the Nunavik Marine Region Impact Review Board December 16, 2009 by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada »

The Cree Nation Approves the Eeyou Marine Region Agreement

Grand Chief CoonCome congratulates the Cree Nation for their participation in the referendum.  In particular he stated: "The Cree youth came out in great numbers to support their Nation and I am very proud to see the next generation of Cree leaders coming forth to exercise their right to self-determination.  I will never forget the messages that were twittered among the youth around the Nation encouraging others to vote and to get involved.  I am also grateful for the creative efforts of Christopher Herodier and Paul Napash who collaborated in writing and performing the James Bay Island Song.  Our "islands of hope" are part of our Nation of hope.Official results are available here.



  • January 18 to March 26: Mail-in Ballot Period
  • January 18 to March 14: Community Information Sessions Period

    Information sessions will be held in each of the Cree communities, at the GCC(EI) offices in Montreal and Ottawa, and at such other locations as the Referendum Committee may determine. The Local Referendum Offcer will post the date, time and location of the information session to be held in the community where the polling centre for which he/she is responsible is located. The dates and times of the sessions are subject to change.

    • January 26: Whapmagoostui Information Session
    • January 27: Wemindji Information Session
    • January 28: Chisasibi Information Session
    • Februrary 3: Montreal Information Session - Delta Centre-Ville, 777 University Street, Montréal.  Room: Cartier AB Room. Time: 7:00 p.m. Contact: Sheila Weapenicappo - 613-761-1655 Note: Hot Buffet will be provided. (New)
    • February 9: Nemaska Information Session
    • February 10: Waskaganish Information Session
    • February 11: Eastmain Information Session
    • February 15: Mocreebec Information Session
    • February 16: Washaw Sibi Information Session
    • February 17: Val-d'Or Information Session
    • February 18: Rouyn Information Session
    • February 23: Ottawa Information Session (New)
    • February 24: North Bay Information Session (New)
    • Feburary 25: Sudbury Information Session (New)
    • March 9: Waswanipi Information Session
    • March 10: Oujé-Bougoumou Information Session
    • March 11: Mistissini Information Session
  • March 15 to March 19, and March 22 to March 26: Principal Poll and Roving Poll
  • March 28: Referendum Result Announcement