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Past Episodes: May 2013 Archives

Chief returning officer updates candidates for GCC elections

May 31st is the last day for candidates to accept or decline their nomination for Grand Chief and Deputy Grand Chief. Lorraine Shecapio got this update from Chief returning officer Lawrence Jimiken.

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GCC looks forward to more partnerships under Regional Governance

bill42.jpgThe Cree Grand Chief as well as several northern mayors appeared before a parliamentary committee into Bill 42 in Quebec City on May 29th. Bill 42 will lead to the creation of the Eeyou Istchee - James Bay regional government. Matthew Coon Come says this is a Canadian first and marks a significant change in relations between the Cree, our neighbours the Jamésiens, and Québec. Joshua Loon spoke with him shortly after his press conference.
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Internet selling of traditional meat not an issue in Eeyou Istchee

Recently CBC North reported that wildlife managers in Nunavut are worried about the impacts of the growing online market for caribou meat. We wanted to know if it's an issue here in Eeyou istchee. Isaac Masty from Whapmagoostui is the President of the Cree Trappers Association. As he explained to Joshua Loon, he is not too concerned because Crees do things differently and there is not as much demand.
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