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Leaders celebrate inauguration of Eeyou Istchee James Bay Regional Government

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After years of negotiation, the Eeyou Istchee James Bay Regional Government has officially replaced the Municipalit√© de la Baie James. Cree leaders, Quebec government officials and others gathered in Waskaganish on January 21st, 2014, to inaugurate the new government. Its council will consist of 11 Crees and 11 Jamesiens, who will manage Category 3 lands together. 










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Matthew Coon Come speech:
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Chris Herodier speaks with Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come about what new government means: 
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Robert Kanatewat signed the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement back in 1975:
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MP Romeo Saganash:
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Youth Grand Chief Joshua Iserhoff : 
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Deputy Grand Chief Rodney Mark: 
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Lawyer Jean Paul Murdoch: 
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Negotiator Abel Bosum:
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Former Grand Chief Matthew Mukash:
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Waskaganish Chief Gordon Blackned:
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