Volume 2 - Issue 3- Fall 2019
Quarterly Digital Newsletter

Anniversary of the 
James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement
ᐊ ᑎᐱᔨᒡ ᑳ ᒥᓯᓂᐦᐅᓲᓈᓂᐅᒡ
ᒋᒥᔅ ᐯᔨ ᑭᔮᐦ ᐊᑎᒫᐲᓯᒻ ᑯᐹᒃ ᓂᔅᑯᒧᐧᐃᓐ
Since the signing of the JBNQA in 1975, we have made it possible for our people, and especially our youth, to dream big about their futures. Now, after 44 years, we are seeing the fruits of our Treaty in who our people are today. Our people have shown us that big dreams can be achieved and that we can do it with all of us working 
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Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/Cree Nation Government 
Your Government in Focus 
Cree Nation Government signing of Bill 01- Cree Language Act 
The Cree Nation Government unanimously passed its first Bill – An Act respecting the Cree language of Eeyou Istchee on September 17, 2019. The objective of this act is to reclaim, revitalize, maintain and strengthen the Cree language as well as plan initiatives the restore and maintain fluency across Eeyou Istchee.   
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Aerial footage of Mistissini forest road
Viens Commission releases road map for Reconciliation between Quebec and Indigenous Peoples  
The Report is comprehensive, issuing 142 Calls for Action to eliminate and prevent discrimination and differential treatment in relations between Indigenous peoples in Quebec and the six public services covered by the Commission’s mandate: police, justice, correctional services, health and social services and youth protection.
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CBHSSJB signs 2019-2024 Funding Agreement and Announces a new Regional Health Centre in Chisasibi  
The Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay announced on October 7, 2019 the renewal of the funding agreement for 2019-2014, creating new employment and opportunities for all people in Eeyou Istchee. In addition the announcement of a Regional Eeyou-Eenou Health Centre in Chisasibi will mean expanded services to all people living on the coast. 
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Apatisiiwin Skills Development announces Cree Internship Program for Post Secondary Students 
$1,000,000 in newly available funding was announced by Louisa Saganash, Director of Apatisiiwin Skills Development for Cree Internships. This program will target employment for post-secondary students for up to 12 months. 
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Cree Nation Government in Solidarity with Global Climate Strike 
Alongside the millions of people worldwide who are taking part in the Global Climate Strike, the Cree Nation Government stands in solidarity in the face of the urgent climate change crisis.
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Community Engagement
Upcoming Events and Broadcasts
Board/Council Meeting   
December 10-12, 2019   
Montreal, Quebec

Meeting of the Board of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) and the Council of the Cree Nation Government.
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Inspire Hope Conference 
January 17-19,2019 
Gatineau, QC  

Open to youth aged 13 to 35, the Inspire Hope Conference is intended to promote youth learning, leadership, and capacity building.  
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Montreal, Quebec, October 23-24, 2019 
Cree Nation Summit on Capacity Building 
A special event inviting all local and regional leadership, the Summit was aimed at building local capacity to ensure better preparation for the future needs of our communities and nation. You can access all presentations, live stream video and documents that were provided during the event here. 
Event Highlights:
September 25-26, 2019 
Apatisiiwin Skills Development Regional Career Fair    
The Regional Career Fair is an event for youth, job seekers and employers to get together and talk about future career and training opportunities that exist in Eeyou Istchee. This year's event was held in Mistissini, and we have the highlights to share with you from the  2-day event! 
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News and Issues
 To help you stay informed about all issues that impact Eeyou Istchee
and the latest news from the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) and Cree Nation Government 
Cree Nation Youth Council will be in your community during the CNYC Tour 2019-2020
The Cree Nation Youth Council, along with Youth Grand Chief Kaitlynn Hester-Moses will be visiting each of the Cree communities to promote youth programs and initiatives, to promote capacity building opportunities and to engage in consultation with the youth members. You can learn more about this event including all upcoming tour dates by visiting the CNYC website. We have also provided a copy of their tour poster below: 
View the Community Tour Poster (PDF) 
Updates to Board/Council - Elected Representatives of Cree Communities 
In September and October of 2019, we had two updates to the Board/Council of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) / Cree Nation Government. We would like to welcome the newly elected Chief of Washaw Sibi Annie-Mapachee Salt (Observer) as well as newly elected Chief of Waskaganish Clark Shecapio. We would also like to welcome back re-elected Chief Curtis Bosum of Ouje-Bougoumou. For appointed members, we would like to welcome Daniel Mark-Stewart as the newly appointed member of Eastmain and Jean-Denis Cananasso as an appointed member of Washaw Sibi (Observer). 
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Cree Nation Government congratulates former MP Romeo Saganash on Honorary Doctorate 
The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) / Cree Nation Government extends its deepest congratulations to former MP Romeo Saganash for being awarded the prestigious Doctor of Laws Honoris Causa from Laval University to be received in an official ceremony in March 2020.
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Resources and Publications
What's New 
Video Link 
Climate Change Adaptation in Whapmagoostui 
We are the Cree of Wapmagoostui. Our community is located at the mouth of the Great Whale river on the coast of the Hudson Bay in Northern Quebec, Canada. In 2019 we came together to discuss how climate change is affecting our community, to identify appropriate solutions to cope with the impacts and to increase our resilience.
Funding Opportunity 
Cree Solidarity Alliance Funding is Available to apply for!  
The objective of the Cree Solidarity Alliance is to alleviate poverty in Eeyou Istchee, in order to allow all Crees to have the resources, means, choices, and powers necessary to maintain their economic independence, and to be able to participate fully in the development of their Nation. The fund is open for submissions throughout the fiscal year and offers funding up to $40,000. 
Available in February 2020
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