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. 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."

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  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.