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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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UPCART Press Release: Historic Agreement Reached Among 7 Indigenous Nations on Preservation and Management of Ungava Peninsula Caribou

Montreal, QC – Tuesday October 17, 2017 – The Ungava Peninsula Caribou Aboriginal Round Table (UPCART) is pleased to sign today an historic agreement to preserve and manage caribou in the Ungava Peninsula. The Agreement is between the seven Indigenous peoples who traditionally share this important food and cultural resource.

2017-10-17

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Day Scholars Memorandum of Understanding Signed Between The Canadian Government and the First Nations’ Plaintiffs

A significant step forward in the Day Scholars litigation has occurred with the signing of a “Memorandum of Understanding” between the Canadian Government and the First Nations’ Plaintiffs. The memorandum commits the government and the First Nations to resolve this litigation without resorting back to the courtroom and to keep working in the spirit of reconciliation to find a fair settlement in a timely manner.

2017-10-10

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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