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Press Release: Cree Nation Welcomes Customary Adoption Into Quebec Legislation

NEMASKA, Eeyou Istchee (June 16, 2017) – The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) and the Cree Nation Government (GCC(EI)/CNG) are pleased with the initiative of the Québec government to have legal effects of customary adoptions clearly reflected in the Civil Code of Quebec through Bill 113 (“An Act to amend the Civil Code and other legislative provisions as regards adoption and the disclosure of information”) (Bill 113), first tabled in the National Assembly in October 2016.

2017-06-16

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Press Release: Grand Chief Dr. Matthew Coon Come Appears For The GCC(EI)/CNG Before Public Inquiry Commission On Relations Between Indigenous Peoples And Certain Public Services In Quebec: Listening, Reconciliation And Progress

VAL D’OR, Quebec (June 14, 2017) – Grand Chief Dr. Matthew Coon Come appeared today before the Public Inquiry Commission on Relations between Indigenous Peoples and Certain Public Services in Quebec: Listening, Reconciliation and Progress on behalf of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) / Cree Nation Government.

2017-06-14

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Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come

“As you know by now, I have declined my nomination for Grand Chief/Chairman. I just want to thank you for your dedication and support during my term. I would encourage you to do the same to whomever will be elected into office.” – Matthew Coon Come

2017-06-09

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GCC(EI)/CNG ELECTION PUBLIC NOTICE – OFFICIAL LIST OF CANDIDATES

GRAND CHIEF/CHAIRPERSON ACCEPTED CANDIDATES

  • Abel BOSUM
  • Darlene CHEECHOO
  • Ashley ISERHOFF
  • Rodney MARK
  • Richard SHECAPIO

DEPUTY GRAND CHIEF/VICE-CHAIRPERSON ACCEPTED CANDIDATES

  • Mandy GULL
  • John MATOUSH
  • Reggie D. NEEPOSH

2017-06-07

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NOTICE OF ELECTION

Grand Chief/ Chairperson and Deputy Grand Chief/Vice-Chairperson of The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) and The Cree Nation Government

The schedule for the election is as follows:

NOMINATIONS OPEN: Tuesday May 23, 2017

NOMINATIONS CLOSE: Thursday, June 1, 2017

CLOSING OF BALLOTS: Wednesday, June 7, 2017

ADVANCE POLLS: Wednesday, July 5, 2017

ELECTION DAY: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Nominations for the Positions of Grand Chief/ Chairperson and Deputy Grand Chief/ Vice Chairperson open on Tuesday May 23, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

YOUTH GRAND CHIEF/CHAIRPERSON AND DEPUTY YOUTH GRAND CHIEF/VICE-CHAIRPERSON OF THE CREE NATION YOUTH COUNCIL (EEYOU ISTCHEE)

I declare Kaitlynn Hester-Moses duly elected by acclamation as Youth Grand Chief/Chairperson for four (4) years for the Cree Nation Youth Council (Eeyou Istchee)

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I declare Robin Gull-Saganash duly elected by acclamation as Deputy Youth Grand Chief/Vice-Chairperson for four (4) years for the Cree Nation Youth Council (Eeyou Istchee).

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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.

CREE NATION GOVERNANCE AGREEMENT CREE CONSTITUTION Public Consultation

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