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Statement By Grand Chief Dr. Abel Bosum To The Standing Senate Committee On Aboriginal Peoples On Bill C-70, Cree Nation Of Eeyou Istchee Governance Agreement Act

"This year marks the 350th anniversary of the arrival of Europeans in Eeyou Istchee. But, by the time they arrived, we had already been there, as self-governing Indigenous nations, for thousands of years.

So Cree self-government is not starting today with the Cree Nation Governance Agreement, its companion, the Cree Constitution and Bill C-70, their implementing legislation, important though they are.

Then what is their significance for us today? They are of critical importance, for two reasons. First, they build on the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement by bringing Cree Nation governance home to us, the Cree, where it belongs. Second, in doing so, they advance reconciliation between the Cree Nation and the Government of Canada."

2018-03-27

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NEW Website Coming Soon

We are happy to inform you that our new website will be coming soon.

2018-03-26

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GRAND COUNCIL OF THE CREES (EEYOU ISTCHEE)/CREE NATION GOVERNMENT and CREE NATION OF WEMINDJI REQUEST FOR PATIENCE AND SUPPORT FOLLOWING TRAGIC LOSS IN WEMINDJI

(Wemindji, Eeyou Istchee - March 16, 2018) – Yesterday morning the Cree Nation of Wemindji, lost an eight-year-old girl who was a vibrant and precious member of the community. The days ahead will be difficult for the community and more so for her immediate family who have suffered this very tragic loss.

2018-03-16

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Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/Cree Nation Government Offer Condolences to the Family of EEPF Officer Lyes Cherifi Following Tragic Road Accident

NEMASKA, Eeyou Istchee (December 19, 2017) – A tragic road accident on Highway 113 near Ouje-Bougoumou during the evening of December 18, 2017 has sadly taken the life of a member of the Eeyou Eenou Police Force (EEPF), Officer Lyes Cherifi, 26.

2017-12-19

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Grand Council Of The Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/cree Nation Government Congratulates Edith Cloutier Honored By Québec's Prix De La Justice

QUEBEC CITY, Quebec (December 5, 2017) – Recognized for her commitment and leadership with urban Aboriginal people, Edith Cloutier was honored today at the National Assembly with the highest honorary distinction in the field of law, the Prix de la justice du Québec.

2017-12-05

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GRAND COUNCIL OF THE CREES (EEYOU ISTCHEE)/CREE NATION GOVERNMENT CONDEMNS UNAUTHORIZED ACTIVITIES OF NON-JBNQA BENEFICIARIES RELATED TO CARIBOU HARVESTING IN EEYOU ISTCHEE

NEMASKA, Eeyou Istchee (December 4, 2017) – For nearly a decade now, the Cree Nation has raised concerns with the noticed decline in the Leaf River caribou herd that has migrated through annually through Eeyou Istchee for centuries.  A recent census has confirmed the Cree Nation’s concern placing the herd’s population at a meager 181,000 – a drastic drop from a total head count of 430,000 in 2011, only 6 years ago.

2017-12-04

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Welcome to the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) Web site, where we share with the world our vision for our nation. Here we explain to interested observers our culture, values, problems and hopes and describe our many political, cultural, social, economic and spiritual activities. In addition we offer readers links to major stories of aboriginal interest in other parts of Canada and around the world.

GCC(EI)/CNG 2016-2017 Annual Report

GCC CNG Annual Report 2016-2017

GCC(EI)/CNG 2015-2016 Annual Report

The 2015-2016 GCC(EI)/CNG 2015-2016 Annual Report

"This year marked the 40 th anniversary of the signa- ture of our Treaty—the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement, and provided us with an opportunity to re- view our achievements over that period of time, to ap- preciate how far we have come as a Nation, and to look forward to see what remains yet to be done." - Grand Chief/ Chairman Dr. Matthew Coon Come

View the 2015-2016 Annual Report

Eenou Eeyou Annual Report 2014-2015

Eenou Eeyou Annual Report 2014-2015

"It is a pleasure to once again report on the progress the Cree Communities and the Cree Nation Government are making through our Nation- to-Nation partnership with the Government of Quebec affirmed in the New Relation- ship Agreement, often called the Paix des Braves, and the Governance Agreement." - Grand Chief/ Chairman Dr. Matthew Coon Come

View the 2014-2015 Annual Report

ESIA ANALYSIS Forestry Roads L-209, E-West by Barrette-Chapais Forestry Roads H-West and I by Matériaux Blanchet

Forestry Roads L-209, E-West by Barrette-Chapais Forestry Roads H-West and I by Matériaux Blanchet

James Bay Cree Against Uranium

GCC CNG Annual Report 2014-2015

GCC CRA Annual Report 2014-2015

Cree Vision of Plan Nord

"The Cree of Eeyou Istchee welcome the opportunity to provide our perspective on the Plan Nord. The Cree welcome responsible, sustainable development of our traditional lands, Eeyou Istchee. We want to be real partners in the development of our territory's vast potential. At the outset, one should recall certain key principles." - Grand Chief Dr. Matthew Coon Come