The Cree off-shore islands are currently under dispute.
The recent Nunavut Act transfers all the Cree off-shore islands from the Northwest Territories to Nunavut.
Currently the Grand Council is looking at two options. The first option is negotiation with the Federal Government on this issue. The second option to protect Cree rights is litigation, or the courts.
The Grand Council position is that these are Cree islands. The Crees have used these islands since time immemorial. They are and will remain Cree land under Cree jurisdiction.
A man making a homemade paddle. The canoe and the paddle were the main methods of transportation for many thousands of yean. The rivers were the Cree highways. In some places the portage path sinks down 2 or more feet from the countless steps of our ancestors who used them.