Tag: James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement
History was made on November 7 in Oujé-Bougoumou’s Albert Mianscum Memorial Sports Complex where representatives from Canada, Quebec and Eeyou Istchee gathered to sign an amendment to the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA) officially recognizing Oujé-Bougoumou as the ninth Cree community.
After having been displaced many times, the community ... read more ››
It has been 35 years since the Crees signed the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement. Why it only seems like yesterday to many. This Agreement was hailed as the first modern treaty. Indeed it is the model many Aboriginal groups around the world use as a base for their ... read more ››
Many may say it’s been a long time coming but Crees are pretty much looking at the final implementation of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA). Signed in 1975 the JBNQA was considered the first modern treaty. However, it was never fully implemented and this led to numerous ... read more ››
Deputy Grand Chief Mukash was one of the instrumental people involved the campaign to save the Great Whale River from hydro-electric development back in the early nineties. He is also a past chief of Whapmagoostui.
What are some of your earliest memories of Whapmagoostui?
The place was practically barren of buildings. There ... read more ››