September 2012 — An important agreement between the Government of Quebec and the Crees was signed over the course of the summer regarding the governance of the James Bay Territory.
AGREEMENT ON GOVERNANCE IN THE EEYOU ISTCHEE JAMES BAY TERRITORY BETWEEN THE CREES AND THE GOVERNMENT DU QUEBEC -
The Agreement on governance in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay Territory was signed on July 24, 2012 in Quebec City between the Grand Council of the Crees, the Cree Regional Authority and the Government of Quebec. The Agreement is the culmination of a process established by the parties in a Framework Agreement made public on May 27, 2011;
The Agreement aims to grant wider governance powers, including over lands and natural resources, to the Crees on the James Bay territory – that is south of 55th parallel, Category II lands of the Crees of Whapmagoostui, and the trapline territories of the Crees of Mistissini and Whapmagoostui;
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