Building upon the foundation set out by the JBNQA and the Paix des Braves agreements, the Agreement on Governance in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay Territory (or Cree-Quebec Governance Agreement) signed in 2012, marked another important step in protecting the Cree way of life and ensuring Cree involvement in the development of resources within Eeyou Istchee. Specifically, the Cree-Quebec Governance Agreement provided new powers for the Cree Nation Government relating to land use and resource planning and management, as well as to municipal management. The Cree Nation Government took important steps in establishing a solid foundation for future land use planning. In 2017, the Eeyou Planning Commission (EPC) was established to help carry out some of the new land use planning powers held by the Crees. The EPC is composed of members from each of the Cree communities, and is chaired by the Deputy Grand Chief of the Cree Nation Government.
Land Use and Planning
Planning land use for the Cree Nation