Battle for the Rupert 

 

    NEWS INDEX
 

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Giving away the river 10/29/01

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Commentary: Crees surrender their great river Rupert

  . Commentary: 25 years of force-fed acculturation
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Cree deal a model or betrayal? 12/10/01

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$3.6 billion deal unraveling 12/10/01

  . Hydro Quebec's hidden agenda 12/15/01
  . Cree leaders may have deal in a week 12/19/01
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Grand Chief Moses Quebec's hero 12/19/01

 

  DEFINITIONS
 

AIP  Agreement in Principle signed on the Rupert River, Oct. 23/01

 

CRA  Cree Regional Authority, the administrative government

 

Eeyou Istchee  Cree homeland. Meaning:  People's Land

 

Eeyouch  Cree people

 

GCCEI   Grand Council of the Crees, governing body of Cree Nation whose members are chiefs of the nine communities

 

JBNQA James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (1975), the first agreement

 

NBR   Nottaway-Broadback

-Rupert Project, to be phase III of James Bay Project

 

The Nation is an award-winning, bi-weekly Cree magazine.

No one can deny it has been a hectic past two weeks with the recent announcement of the Agreement-in-Principle between the Crees and the Quebec Government. Some people have been crying savior while others say sell-out. No matter what you think it is a historic occasion that requires a lot of thinking by Crees on whether or not to accept the deal.  

The Nation's Editor, December 2001

The Deal

The Agreement in Principle? by Brian Zelnicker

Interviews with the Chiefs

Grand Chief Ted Moses

Former Grand Chief Billy Diamond

National Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come

Youth Grand Chief Ashley Iseroff

Deputy Grand Chief Matthew Mukash

Analysis

Looking at that deal... by Will Nicholls

What's in it for the Parti Quebecois? by Brian Zelnicker

Push for complete and full participation by Will Nicholls

Reaction

Deputy Chief of Nemaska joins Mukash and Iserhoff by Will Nicholls

Consultations with the communities

Interview with Rupert's River Reverence Coalition by Will Nicholls

Letters to the editor

  WEBSITE:  The Nation

  DOCUMENT:  Agreement in Principle (October draft)

 

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