What We Do

Regional approach to Protected Areas and Conservation in Eeyou Istchee

what-we-do

The Cree Regional Conservation Strategy is a Cree Nation initiative, developed by the Eeyou Protected Areas Committee. This Committee is comprised of representatives from all 10 Cree communities, along with members from the Cree Trappers Association (CTA), Cree Nation Youth Council (CNYC) and the Cree Nation Government (Environment and Remedial Works Department and the Culture and Language Department).

Our Mandate

The following is the Cree Nation Government’s mandate towards the conservation of the Environment and it’s wildlife for the continued existence of our Cree Culture:

  • Develop an effective regional protected areas/conservation areas network for Eeyou Istchee (including marine area)
  • Develop effective CRA involvement in the national parks and existing Protected Areas within Eeyou Istchee
  • Implement the Broadback Watershed Conservation Plan (BWCP)
  • Ensure that Cree priority conservation areas are incorporated into regional land use and protected areas planning processes

Staff

Protected Areas And Conservation Specialist

Chantal Otter Tetréault

700 De La Gauchetière West, Suite 1600
Montréal, Qc, H3B 5M2

Conservation Program Officer

Robin Campbell

284 Queen Street, Suite 202
Mistissini, Qc G0W 1C0

Challenge Fund Administrator

Lindsay Notzl

81 Metcalfe Street, Suite 900
Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 6K7

Environmental Program Officer

John Shecapio

284 Queen Street, Suite 202
Mistissini, Qc G0W 1C0

Financial Program Officer

Sarah Biron

81 Metcalfe Street, Suite 900
Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 6K7

Cultural Program Officer

Jamie Stevens

4 Chief Isaiah Salt Road
Waskaganish, Qc, J0M 1R0