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Agreement Respecting A New Relationship Between The Cree Nation And The Government Of Quebec

An important innovation introduced by the Cree Constitution is that it concludes the Government of Canada`s oversight of cree governance on Cree-class lands. Currently, Cree First Nations must submit certain statutes to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs for review. The Cree Constitution removes this external oversight and makes Cree First Nations and Cree Nation Government fully accountable for their autonomy. “This declaration of intent marks only the first step in an ambitious process of transformation of Eeyou Istchee`s infrastructure and economy. The project will help free up the region`s diverse natural resource wealth and create jobs and business opportunities for the people of Cree and James Bay, while protecting the environment and wildlife. It paves the way for a bright future for our young people by giving them the confidence to build their lives and start families in Eeyou Istchee. The Memorandum of Understanding gives real importance to the partnership between the states, provided for by the James Bay and Northern Quebec agreement of 1975 and reaffirmed in 2002 by the peace of the gentiles. The agreement followed the recommendation of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples and abandoned the idea that First Nation peoples in Canada should remove claims on their territories to settle disputes over fetal claims. [2] Moses said: “Quebec is becoming a leader in the application of the principles recognized by the United Nations with regard to the development of Aboriginal people. Quebec will be able to demonstrate that respect for Aboriginal people is compatible with their national interest. The federal government should build on this agreement in its negotiations with Aboriginal people across Canada. Moses welcomed Prime Minister Landry`s new attitude: “He understands that the Crees must be part of Quebec`s dynamic economy and part of their economic and cultural mosaic.

[2] Matthew Coon Come, a former grand chief who had spoken out in the past against the Quebec government (particularly in hydroelectric development) and the sovereignist movement, said, “This is the kind of cooperation and financial commitment that the federal government should offer to other nations in the country,” and called on the federal government to follow the recommendation of the Royal Commission. The Cree Offshore Agreement was signed with the Canadian government on July 7, 2010 and came into effect on February 15, 2012. Like the James Bay agreement and northern Quebec, it is a land agreement and a treaty protected by the Constitution of Canada. Its main objectives are: it also contributed to the successful conclusion of a cooperation agreement between Cree Nation of Wemindji, Cree Nation Government and the mining company Goldcorp, following negotiations on the development of the Eleonore project in Wemindji. On July 24, 2012, Cree and Quebec City signed the agreement on governance in the James Eeyou Bay territory. It relies on the James Bay and Northern Quebec accords and the Peace of the Braves to establish a partnership between the Cree, Quebec and the Jamesians for the government of Eeyou Istchee. The James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement includes 31 chapters covering issues such as eligibility, land settlement, local and regional government, health and education, justice and police, environmental protection and social protection, hunting, fishing and fishing rights, community and economic development, a revenue security program for freezer vessels and a specific forest regime.