JBNQA

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JBNQAJames Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement
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Native people and the environmental regime in the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement. Arctic 52(4): 395-410.
"This agreement is forward-looking as it provides the Cree the resources to implement outstanding obligations of Canada in the 1975 James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement," said Grand Chief Mukash.
In Canada, the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (hereafter, the Agreement) was signed in 1975.
He also played an important role in the negotiation of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement, and is signatory of la Prix des Braves with former Quebec premier Bernard Landry.
He said this is all part of the bigger federal agenda to "take down the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement." He said in all their negotiations with Canada, the government is trying to get the Crees to sign off that the James Bay agreement has been "fulfilled." Every matter involving Indian Affairs now also involves the Department of Justice, he said, which inevitably argues that the Crees have extinguished their rights.
Outraged, the Crees threatened to tear up the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement and asked for support from First Nations across the country to denounce the judge's removal.
Let's see now, there's the provincial administrator under Section 22 of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement and the federal administrator -- same section, same agreement.
20 when Justice Jean-Jacques Croteau of the Quebec Superior Court heard a motion and handed down a decision upholding Cree rights under the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA).
Cree officials called on the provincial government to fulfill its 1975 promise in the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement to fund Cree health services at the same level as elsewhere in Quebec.
Then, when the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement was signed, in 1975, the compensation package made it possible to establish schools, hospitals, housing and runways for the displaced communities.
He organized national and international media attention to spotlight the plight of the Cree and Inuit of the region; went to the United Nations to argue the case; helped found the Grand Council of the Crees of Quebec to assist in the battle, becoming its first grand chief; and was the prime Cree mover and signatory of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement. As a result, the Cree people were awarded $136 million in cash and investment infrastructure that has totalled more than $1.4 billion to date.