The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) News

News concerning the Crees of Northern Quebec
The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)
  1. Message from the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA)

    The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Lac Windfall Mine Project, located on the Eeyou Istchee-James Bay Territory, 75 km southeast of the Cree village of Waswanipi and 115 km east of Lebel-sur-Quévillon, Quebec.

    To help inform this decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public and Indigenous groups on the project and its potential effects on the environment, as described in the summary of the project description. All comments received will be considered public.

    PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND SHARE YOUR COMMENTS.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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