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Strategic Marketing Training

The Department of Commerce and Industry is proud to partner with Emploi-Québec and offer training in Strategic Marketing, in English. The training is a one day session offered to all English speaking business people.

2016-01-25

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Grand Council Of The Crees (eeyou Istchee)/ Cree Nation Government Engages In New Alliance With Val D’or In A Fight Against Racism And Discrimination

“Make no mistake, we do not pretend to have solved the matter and that it is now over. The revelations began with three women bravely coming forward. As of today, more than a dozen women have come forward. Reports of abuse continue to come in from other regions, including Cree territory. This is not just a Val d’Or problem. It does not belong only to Val d’Or. This is systemic. This belongs to everyone. Quebec must take position on these matters of public security.” – Grand Chief Dr. Matthew Coon Come

2015-12-15

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Board Meeting and Regional Government Livestreams

The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/Cree Nation Government Council/Board Meeting November 17, 18 (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon), 2015 Chibougamau, Quebec and th eEeyou Istchee James Bay Regional Government Meeting/Gouvernement regional d’Eeyou Istchee Baie-James November 18, 2015 (afternoon session) and November 19, 2015

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2015-11-17

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CONSTRUCTION OF A FOREST ACCESS ROAD IN SECTIONS H WEST AND I: COMEX ANNOUNCES A PUBLIC HEARING IN WASWANIPI

Québec City, November 6th, 2015 – The Environmental and Social Impact Review Committee (COMEX) announces that it will hold a public hearing on the construction of a forest access road in Sections H West and I proposed by Matériaux Blanchet Inc., that represents the following companies: Scierie Landrienne, Tembec, Eacom Timber Corporation, Produits forestiers Résolus and Matériaux Blanchet inc. The purpose of the hearings is to allow citizens to learn about the project itself, the environmental impact assessment and review procedure, and COMEX’s role. It also enables COMEX to receive opinions and comments on the project and documents submitted by the proponent to the Administrator of Section 22 of the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement.

2015-10-29

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CALL TO ACTION BY THE GRAND COUNCIL OF THE CREES (EEYOU ISTCHEE)/CREE NATION GOVERNMENT FOLLOWING REVELATIONS OF RADIO-CANADA REPORT – ENQUÊTE CONCERNING ABUSE OF FIRST NATIONS WOMEN

“We do not only want a declaration of support. We want to see concrete action and assurances that our families are safe. The onus is not only on us to find solutions, but on the municipal, provincial, and federal governments to stand with these brave women and bring the support needed.” – Grand Chief Dr. Matthew Coon Come

2015-10-28

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The Youth of the Cree Nation of Mistissini receive international recognition at the Nuclear-Free Future Awards in Washington D.C.

NEMASKA, EEYOU ISTCHEE, QC, Oct. 28, 2015 /CNW/ - The Youth of the Cree Nation of Mistissini will today receive international recognition for their outstanding efforts against uranium development on Cree lands, at the Nuclear-Free Future Awards in Washington, D.C. Shawn Iserhoff, Justice Debassige, Desmond Michel and Kayleigh Spencer are being recognized for their leadership role in the Cree Nation's successful stand against uranium in Eeyou Istchee. They will be accepting the award on behalf of the Mistissini Youth at a ceremony to be held today at the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill.

2015-10-28

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Welcome, Wachiya

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.

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

Stronger Together

The Stronger Together Conference will be an opportunity for political and business people from the Cree Nation to come together and discuss the realities, goals and challenges we have in regards to the economic well-being of our communities.

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James Bay Cree Against Uranium

GCC CNG Annual Report 2014-2015

GCC CRA Annual Report 2014-2015

The Journey of Nishiyuu

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Nishiyuu Walk from Whapmagoostui to Ottawa

A group of young men came together within the community of Whapmagoostui, on the east coast of Hudson Bay, to embark on a difficult journey.

They joined together in solidarity with other First Nations in Canada to express to the world their resolve to make a difference in support of better conditions for Aboriginal people in Canada and globally. They came together to promote protection of the environment and stewardship of the land for future generations of all descent, all around the world.

The young men were inspired by David Kawapit to walk a great distance across foreign terrain, facing extreme weather conditions along the way. They started from Whapmagoostui and walked 1,700 kilometers to Canada's National Capital of Ottawa. The group set out as just seven walkers and arrived in Ottawa weeks later with over 4,000 people who joined in support of their cause.

The Nishiyuu Walkers, through their heroics and leadership, inspired many Canadians from all walks of life to come together and express their solidarity, intent on creating a better future.

Episode 3: We Rise Up!

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Episode 2: Delivering the Promise

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Episode 1: Together We Stand Firm

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Agreements
The Cree Nation Governance Working Group

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