Our Traditions are found on the land. We need to Protect it

Cree Conservation Strategy

The Cree Communities of Eeyou Istchee along with the Cree Nation Government have taken the initiative to develop a conservation strategy to meet our goals to conserve our land as much as possible by means of creating protected areas recognized by the Quebec Government and by adopting international practices that fit our needs to achieve our dream of keeping our lands intact for future generations.

Conservation Strategy

Broadback River Conservation Plan

The Broadback River Conservation Area is a large scale, regional conservation project. It is an initiative between the Cree communities of Waswanipi, Nemaska, Ouje-Bougoumou, Mistissini and Waskaganish in collaboration with the Cree Regional Authority/Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee).

Broadback River Conservation Plan

Protected Areas and Conservation Planning in Eeyou Istchee

Implementing the Cree Regional Conservation Strategy

The Cree Nation Government along with nine Cree communities of Eeyou Istchee have taken the initiative to develop a conservation strategy to protect their land.

Visit the website below to view an ArcGIS StoryMaps created by the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

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News & Events

The Québec Government and the Cree Nation sign a Grand Alliance

Québec Premier François Legault and Grand Chief of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) and Chairman of the Cree Nation Government, Dr. Abel Bosum, officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding on collaborative, long-term, balanced economic development in a spirit of respect for Cree values in the Eeyou Istchee James

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Cree Nation identifies 30 per cent of its territory in conservation wish list

  After several years of work and consultation, the Cree Nation Government has identified 30 per cent of its territory it wants to see protected from development, at least in part. When brought together, the proposed areas represent a territory roughly the size of Ireland, about 80,000 square kilometers, and

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