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. The Provincial Commission and the National Inquiry: An Opportunity to Change the System

    There are two (2) public inquiries for people in Quebec to participate in. In an effort to help provide guidance on how to participate in the Provincial and/or National inquiries, here are some main points of information.

    The Provincial Commission and the National Inquiry are opportunities to change the system.Community Liaison Officers for both inquiries are available should you require further assistance in preparing your participation. We would like to take this time to acknowledge the courage of the people who have and will continue to come forward with their stories.

  2. MAAMUITAAU: Cree Governance Consultations

    The Cree Nation Government is touring the communities to present a new Governance Agreement and Cree Constitution. The goal is to provide greater autonomy for the Crees on Category 1A lands.

    Watch MAAMUITAAU at CBC.ca

  3. Abel Bosum's Remarks on the Proposed Cree Governance Agreement

    "For me, this Governance Agreement is a further step in the very special history of the Cree Nation. It is a further step in achieving the noble vision of recreating our original sovereignty in a contemporary context. It is a further step in the progress of Indigenous Peoples world-wide. And, it represents a reversal of the fate of Philix Couchees which is where we would all be today if not for the vision, the determination, the hard work and the struggles of our leaders and partners which have moved us away from such a future, and toward a very different and a healthier and more honourable path."

  4. CREE NATION GOVERNANCE AGREEMENT CREE CONSTITUTION KEY FACTS
  5. GRAND CHIEF MATTHEW COON COME SUFFERS ONE BROKEN RIB AND TWO FRACTURED RIBS FOLLOWING SNOWMOBILE ACCIDENT

    NEMASKA, Eeyou Istchee (March 2, 2017) – On the afternoon of March 1st, 2017, Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come was involved in a snowmobile accident near Mistissini. The incident occurred while the Grand Chief was moose hunting on the territory in the Mistissini area.

    After the Eeyou/Eenou Police Force Detachment of Mistissini was contacted, a team comprised of the First Responders, Fire Department and a doctor from the Mistissini clinic was transported by plane to respond to the call. Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come was initially brought to Mistissini clinic for medical assessment. He was later transferred to the Chibougamau Hospital for further medical care. While he did not sustain any life threatening injuries, he did suffer one (1) broken rib and two (2) fractured ribs.

    According to the medical evaluation, the Grand Chief’s recovery period is expected to last for a minimum of two (2) weeks, after which he will be re-evaluated. We will keep you updated on his recovery.