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Oct 07, 2019, 15:13 ET Renewal of Agreement to Establish a Funding Framework and Funding Rules for the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay for the period 2019-2024

CHISASIBI, QC, Oct. 7, 2019 /CNW/ - Grand Chief Dr. Abel Bosum of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) / Cree Nation Government and Mrs. Bella Moses Petawabano, Chairperson of the Cree...


Oct 07, 2019, 12:32 ET Announcement of New Eeyou-Eenou Regional Health Centre in Chisasibi

CHISASIBI, QC, Oct. 7, 2019 /CNW/ - The Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay and the Cree Nation Government join in celebrating the announcement of construction of a new Eeyou-Eenou...


Sep 30, 2019, 15:51 ET The Viens Commission Lays Out a Road Map for Reconciliation Between Quebec and Indigenous Peoples

NEMASKA, EEYOU ISTCHEE, QC, Sept. 30, 2019 /CNW/ - The Cree Nation of Eeyou Istchee welcomes the Final Report of the Public Inquiry Commission on Relations between Indigenous Peoples and Certain...


Sep 18, 2019, 10:50 ET Cree Nation Government Enacts 'Historic' Cree Language Bill

WASWANIPI, EEYOU ISTCHEE, QC, Sept. 18, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, the Cree Nation Government unanimously passed its first Bill – An Act respecting the Cree language of Eeyou Istchee. The objectives of the...


Aug 20, 2019, 21:10 ET Day Scholars still left out in the cold: Survivors urge Canada to provide fair compensation to Day Scholars now

KAMLOOPS, BC, Aug. 20, 2019 /CNW/ - Day Scholars are reacting to yesterday's news about the court approval of Canada's Indian Day Schools class-action settlement agreement by questioning why Canada...


Dec 03, 2018, 18:45 ET Media Advisory - Indigenous Peoples' Justice - Reconciliation and Capacity Building - An Important Conference on Indigenous Peoples' Justice

GATINEAU, QC, Dec. 3, 2018 /CNW/ - Hosted by the Department of Justice and Correctional Services of the Cree Nation Government, this gathering is unprecedented in its achievement of drawing together...


Nov 07, 2018, 14:40 ET Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/Cree Nation Government Pays Homage to Former Premier Bernard Landry Following his Passing

NEMASKA, EEYOU ISTCHEE, Nov. 7, 2018 /CNW/ - The Cree Nation Government is saddened by the loss of former Premier Bernard Landry. The province, as well as the Cree Nation, has lost a man of great...


Feb 11, 2018, 19:40 ET The Grand council of the Crees (EEYOU ISTCHEE)/ Cree Nation Government Calls on the Government of Canada to Ensure that Justice is Done in the Matter of Colten Boushie

NEMASKA, QC, Feb. 11, 2018 /CNW/ - The Cree Nation of Eeyou Istchee expresses its solidarity with the family of Colten Boushie and with First Nations people in Saskatchewan after the shocking outcome ...


Dec 05, 2017, 10:13 ET Legislation on the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Coalition urges Canada to stand by commitment to implement UN Declaration

OTTAWA, Dec. 5, 2017 /CNW/ - The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is a consensus international human rights instrument elaborating standards for the survival, dignity,...


Dec 04, 2017, 10:57 ET Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/Cree Nation Government condemns unauthorized activities of non-JBNQA beneficiaries related to caribou harvesting in Eeyou Istchee

NEMASKA, QC, Dec. 4, 2017 /CNW/ - For nearly a decade now, the Cree Nation has raised concerns with the noticed decline in the Leaf River caribou herd that has migrated through annually through Eeyou ...


Jun 29, 2017, 17:11 ET Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) / Cree Nation Government welcomes ratification by Government of Canada of Cree Nation Governance Agreement

NEMASKA, QC, June 29, 2017 /CNW/ - The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/Cree Nation Government has received confirmation from the Government of Canada that the federal Cabinet has approved...


Jun 16, 2017, 14:04 ET Cree Nation Welcomes Customary Adoption Into Quebec Legislation

NEMASKA, QC, June 16, 2017 /CNW/ - 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...


Jun 14, 2017, 14:41 ET 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

VAL D'OR, QC, June 14, 2017 /CNW/ - Grand Chief Dr. Matthew Coon Come appeared today before the Public Inquiry Commission on Relations between Indigenous Peoples and Certain Public Services in...


Dec 21, 2016, 16:29 ET The Cree Nation welcomes establishment of an independent commission of inquiry on relations between indigenous people and certain public services

NEMASKA, QC, Dec. 21, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/Cree Nation Government welcomes the announcement today by Premier Philippe Couillard of the establishment of...


Dec 19, 2016, 10:34 ET Leaf River Caribou herd population reaches drastic low: Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/Cree Nation Government urges Quebec Government to close sport hunt

NEMASKA, QC, Dec. 19, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Results of the Leaf River Caribou herd census conducted during the summer of 2016 combined with a recent fall classification census, revealed its population...


Nov 18, 2016, 15:40 ET The Cree Nation deeply disturbed by lack of action on police abuse of indigenous women in Val d'Or

NEMASKA, Eeyou Istchee, QC, Nov. 18, 2016 /CNW/ - The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/Cree Nation Government is deeply disturbed by reports concluding that the Director of Criminal and...


Oct 06, 2016, 13:24 ET Cree Nation Welcomes Bill on Customary Adoption

NEMASKA, QC, Oct. 6, 2016 /CNW/ - 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, and...


Aug 17, 2016, 18:34 ET Cree Nation Government Maintains Call upon Quebec for a Provincial Judicial Inquiry to Examine the Relationship between Public Security Forces and Indigenous Women

NEMASKA, QC, Aug. 17, 2016 /CNW/ - After the seal of silence was broken in October of 2015 with allegations of abuse at the hands of police officers that sent shockwaves throughout Val d'Or and the...


Aug 03, 2016, 15:37 ET Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/Cree Nation Government reacts to official launch of the independent national inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

CHISASIBI, QC, Aug. 3, 2016 /CNW/ - Following an announcement officially launching the long-awaited independent national public inquiry into the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in...


Jul 20, 2016, 16:07 ET The Eenou-Eeyou Community Foundation announces a $250,000 contribution from Goldcorp to the Aanischaaukamikw Securing the Future fundraising campaign

OUJE-BOUGOUMOU, QC, July 20, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Eenou-Eeyou Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Goldcorp has made a $250,000 contribution to the Eenou-Eeyou Community Foundation's...


Apr 21, 2016, 10:54 ET Cree Nation of Eeyou Istchee Urges Federal Government to Support Private Member's Bill Calling for Implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

NEMASKA, QC, April 21, 2016 /CNW/ - A private member's bill is being presented to Parliament on Thursday April 21 by NDP MP Romeo Saganash. The bill calls for a full and comprehensive implementation...


Dec 15, 2015, 10:51 ET 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

VAL D'OR, QC, Dec. 15, 2015 /CNW/ - Following a series of shocking revelations by three Aboriginal women of sexual and physical abuses suffered at the hands of Val d'Or Sûreté du Québec officers...


Oct 28, 2015, 12:39 ET 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

VAL-D'OR, QC, Oct. 27, 2015 /CNW/ - After a call to rally from AFNQL's Chief Ghislain Picard, Grand Chief Dr. Matthew Coon Come travelled to Val-d'Or to participate in a meeting of Quebec Chiefs...


Oct 23, 2015, 16:14 ET Reaction of Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/ Cree Nation Government to Radio-canada Report - Enquête Concerning Abuse of First Nations Women

NEMASKA, EEYOU ISTCHEE, QC, Oct. 23, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - It is with anger, shame and pain that the Cree Nation witnesses the exposure of the systemic abuse that First Nation Women are suffering at...


Oct 21, 2015, 16:20 ET Air Creebec to operate daily medical air charter for Cree patients in Northern Quebec

CHISASIBI (EEYOU ISTCHEE), QC, Oct. 21, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Creebec and the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay have signed an agreement to establish a medical air charter to...