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Grand Chief gets Quebec to stop MBJ in its tracks

The Municipalité de la Baie James made a bylaw called PRDIRT, or Les plans régionaux de développement intégré des ressources naturelles et du territoire. The bylaw would allow the Jamesiens to start any development on category 2 and 3 lands. They did not consult the Crees of Eeyou Istchee before passing this bylaw. The Grand Council of the Crees says the PRDIRT will affect everyone in Eeyou Istchee, so they are trying to stop it from happening. Roderick Rabbitskin spoke with Grand chief Matthew Coon Come after his meeting with Deputy Premier Nathalie Normandeau.
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