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Sep 09, 2013, 13:00 ET The Crees of Eeyou Istchee Launch the First FASD Diagnostic and Intervention Clinic in Québec

NEMASKA, Eeyou Istchee, QC, Sept. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - On this day, FASD International Awareness Day, the Grand Council of the Crees, in collaboration with the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of...


Sep 05, 2013, 06:00 ET The Cree Nations of Oujé-Bougoumou and Mistissini Celebrate signature of the Final Agreement Related to the Transfer of Certain Lands from Mistissini to the Government of Québec

MISTISSINI, QC, Sept. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - The Cree communities of Mistissini and Oujé-Bougoumou joined together today with the Grand Council of the Crees of Eeyou Istchee to celebrate the signing of the...


Jun 21, 2013, 10:00 ET Signature of the BallyHusky agreement for the development and operation of the BlackRock project in Cree territory

OUJÉ-BOUGOUMOU, QC, June 21, 2013 /CNW/ - The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee), the Cree Regional Authority, the Oujé-Bougoumou Cree Nation and BlackRock Metals Inc. announce that they have ...


Jun 11, 2013, 17:31 ET The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee), Cree Regional Authority and the Oujé-Bougoumou Cree Nation sign a pre-development agreement with Northern Superior Resources

OUJÉ-BOUGOUMOU, QC, June 11, 2013 /CNW/ - The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee), the Cree Regional Authority, the Oujé-Bougoumou Cree Nation are pleased to announce that they have signed a...


May 28, 2013, 12:01 ET Crees Share their Experience of Land Stewardship and Governance and their Vision for the Protection of the Broadback River at the World Indigenous Network Conference

DARWIN, Australia, May 28, 2013 /CNW/ - As a keynote speaker at the inaugural meeting of the World Indigenous Network, Ashley Iserhoff, Deputy Grand Chief of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou...


May 22, 2013, 14:10 ET The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) on Behalf of the Cree Nation of Eeyou Istchee Expresses its Deepest Sympathies on the Passing of Elijah Harper

NEMASKA, QC, May 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Speaking for the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee), Grand Chief Dr. Matthew Coon Come expressed his deepest sympathies to the family of the late Elijah...


May 15, 2013, 12:49 ET Crees Launch Formal Challenge to Resolute Forest Products Inc. Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certification

NEMASKA, Eeyou Istchee, QC, May 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Earlier today the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) issued a formal challenge to the FSC Certification for Forest Management Unit 025-51 in...


May 07, 2013, 13:10 ET Government of Québec Announces Secretariat for Northern Development

NEMASKA, EEYOU ISTCHEE, QC, May 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Today Premier Pauline Marois, accompanied by Ministers Martine Ouellet, Sylvain Gaudreault, Alexandre Cloutier and Élizabeth Larouche, announced in...


Apr 10, 2013, 07:00 ET Crees Launch Campaign to Protect the Broadback River

NEMASKA, EEYOU ISTCHEE, QC, April 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Earlier today representatives of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/Cree Regional Authority (GCCEI/CRA) released the Broadback Watershed ...


Mar 11, 2013, 17:56 ET Media Advisory - Roundtable on Capacity Building - Becoming Masters of our Homeland

OTTAWA, March 11, 2013 /CNW/ - On March 16-17, 2013 at The Westin Hotel Ottawa, over 200 Eeyou-Eenou college and university students will gather in Ottawa for an event designed to help the next...


Jan 18, 2013, 16:04 ET Crees to contest effort by Strateco to circumvent treaty process

NEMASKA, QC, Jan. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Strateco Resources announced yesterday that it has commenced legal proceedings to force Environment Quebec to issue a decision concerning the authorization of the...


Nov 19, 2012, 17:22 ET Grand Chief Dr. Matthew Coon Come and Premier Pauline Marois Meet to Renew Partnership for Development and Governance in Eeyou Istchee James Bay Territory

MONTREAL, Nov. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Grand Chief Dr. Matthew Coon Come and Premier Pauline Marois met today for the first time since the election of the new Government of Québec. The focus of the meeting...


Nov 12, 2012, 12:30 ET The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee), Cree Regional Authority and the Cree Nation of Eastmain sign an pre-development agreement with Critical Elements Corporation

VAL D'OR, QC, Nov. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee), the Cree Regional Authority, the Cree Nation of Eastmain and Critical Elements Corporation announce that they have...


Oct 24, 2012, 18:08 ET The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee), Cree Regional Authority and the Cree First Nation of Waswanipi sign an advanced exploration agreement with Eagle Hill Exploration Corporation

MONTRÉAL, Oct. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee), the Cree Regional Authority, the Cree First Nation of Waswanipi and Eagle Hill Exploration Corporation ("Eagle Hill")...


Sep 07, 2012, 15:37 ET Inauguration of the Whapmagoostui Justice Facility

WHAPMAGOOSTUI, QC, Sept. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Today, Dr. Matthew Coon Come, Grand Chief of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) and Chairman of the Cree Regional Authority, inaugurated the...


Jul 23, 2012, 15:04 ET Media advisory - Grand Chief Dr. Matthew Coon Come and Premier Jean Charest to Sign Historic Agreement on Governance of the James Bay Territory

NEMASKA, QC, July 23, 2012 /CNW/ - A ceremony will be held in Quebec City on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 to sign a history-making new agreement which will put in place a new regime for the governance of...


Jul 20, 2012, 12:46 ET Agreement signed for funding of Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay

CHISASIBI, Eeyou Istchee, July 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Today, the Cree Nation of Eeyou Istchee and the Government of Quebec have concluded an Agreement concerning the funding framework and funding rules for ...


Jun 15, 2012, 12:19 ET Cree Nation Welcomes Bill 81 on Customary Adoption

NEMASKA, QC, June 15, 2012 /CNW/ - The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) and the Cree Regional Authority (GCC(EI)/CRA) are pleased with the initiative of the Québec government, and...


Mar 27, 2012, 16:27 ET Signature of the Mecheshoo Agreement for the Development and Operation of the Renard Diamond Mine in Cree Territory

MISTISSINI, QC, March 27, 2012 /CNW/ -The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee), the Cree Regional Authority, the Cree Nation of Mistissini and Stornoway Diamonds (Canada) Inc. announce that...


Feb 02, 2012, 17:13 ET Strateco Uranium Project: Mistissini demands a pause and thinks of a moratorium

MISTISSINI, Eeyou Istchee, Feb. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - The Chief of the Cree Nation of Mistissini, Richard Shecapio, urges the Federal government to pause Strateco's licensing process for the advanced...


Jan 27, 2012, 14:58 ET Joint Press Release of Cree Nation of Mistissini and Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) Extension of Highway 167 North

MISTISSINI, QC, Jan. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Everyone in Mistissini is aware of the recent events relating to the project for the construction of the northern extension of Highway 167 to the Otish Mountains....


Nov 25, 2010, 18:16 ET Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) Supports Mistissini's Position on
the Matoush Project

NEMASKA, Eeyou Istchee, Nov. 25 /CNW/ - The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) wishes to acknowledge and provide full support to the Cree Nation of Mistissini's decision to reject a proposal...


Oct 01, 2010, 18:52 ET FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS FINALIZED FOR FORMER GRAND CHIEF DR. BILLY DIAMOND

WASKAGANISH, QC, Oct 1 /CNW/ - Funeral arrangements for the late Grand Chief Dr. Billy Diamond have been finalized. A viewing will be available at Blais Funeral Home in Val D'Or, Quebec, with the...


Sep 30, 2010, 17:57 ET RESPECTED LEADER AND FORMER GRAND CHIEF OF THE CREES OF QUEBEC, CHIEF DR.
BILLY DIAMOND, PASSED AWAY THIS MORNING, ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2010, IN
HIS HOME COMMUNITY OF WASKAGANISH, QUEBEC

OTTAWA, Sept. 30 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Chief and Council of the Crees of the Waskaganish First Nation, it is with deep sadness and regret to inform you that Chief Dr. Billy Diamond has passed away ...


Jul 19, 2010, 12:28 ET Grand Council of the Crees Supports the James Bay Advisory Committee on the
Environment call for the Precautionary Principle on Forestry Roads

NEMASKA, QC, July 19 /CNW Telbec/ - The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) publicly endorses the recommendation by the James Bay Advisory Committee on the Environment (JBACE) to suspend...