Cree from the James Bay community of Waswanipi are vowing to keep up pressure on the Quebec government to protect a vital piece of virgin forest near their community. On Monday, Waswanipi tallymen — or Cree land stewards — set up a blockade and held a demonstration at kilometre 105 of
The Quebec government and James Bay Cree representatives have signed a partnership and co-operation agreement aimed at resolving a forestry dispute about territory that stretches from Lac St. Jean to James Bay. The agreement between the Quebec government and the Grand Council of the Crees was signed in the National Assembly on Monday by Premier Philippe
CBC North – Maamuitaau airs episode of Cree Youth Canoe brigade to protect the broadback river. To increase public exposure of the Broadback Watershed Conservation Plan both for the Cree and general public, the CNG and the five (5) communities involved conceived of a highly visible youth canoe brigade down
(Sydney, Australia, November 14, 2014) Rodney Mark, Deputy Grand Chief for the Cree Nation presented his Government’s vision for land stewardship and conservation in Eeyou Istchee (Crees’ traditional territory in northern Québec) to a worldwide audience at the International Union for Conservation (IUCN) World Parks Congress.
NEMASKA, EEYOU ISTCHEE, QC, Sept. 3, 2014 /CNW/ – On May 28th 2014, the Cree Nation Government received a letter from the IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre announcing its admission to the Union.
Five communities (Waswanipi, Nemaska, Ouje-Bougoumou, Waskaganish and Mistissini) with traplines within the Broadback watershed have been promoting its need for conservation and protection due to the area’s rich cultural history, it’s rich biodiversity including critical habitat for declining woodland caribou and because it contains some of large remaining old growth
On April 10, 2013, representatives of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/Cree Regional Authority (GCCEI/CRA) released the Broadback Watershed Conservation Plan and called upon the Marois Government to support their bold initiative. Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come said: “Forty years ago the Government of Quebec put the Broadback