Bureaucratic structures in James Bay: R5-232/1978E-PDF

impacts on the James Bay Cree of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement : a research proposal /

"Three years ago the James Bay Cree and the Inuit of Northern Québec signed an agreement with the governments of Canada and Quebec, Hydro-Quebec, the James Bay Development Corporation, and the James Bay Energy Corporation. This agreement, known in full as the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement (generally referred to in this text as the Agreement) provided for the surrender by the Cree and Inuit of their "native claims, rights, titles and interests" in Québec north of the watershed of the St. Lawrence River. In doing so, it removed an important potential legal obstacle to northern development in the Province of Québec. In return for the surrender of these general claims the Cree and Inuit receive specific legal claims to the land and its wildlife, plus financial compensation, and at the same time they undertake to take part in a new northern administrative régime the objective of which is, in principle, to give the Cree and Inuit the opportunity to continue their present involvement in their land-based subsistence activities and, at the same time, participate in the larger economic development of the north through their involvement in Québec's northern public administration. We propose to examine the nature and effects of that involvement."--Preamble.

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Department/Agency Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. Corporate Policy. Research Branch.
Title Bureaucratic structures in James Bay
Subtitle impacts on the James Bay Cree of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement : a research proposal /
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note "November 1978." Issued also in French under title: Les structures bureaucratiques dans la region de la Baie James : les Cris et les impacts de la Convention de la Baie James et du Nord québécois : projet d'étude. Digitized edition from print [produced by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada]. "This proposal has been prepared under contract for the Research Branch, Policy Planning and Evaluation Group, Department of Indian and Northern Affairs (Contract 00334)."
Date 1978.
Number of Pages [28] p.
Catalogue Number
  • R5-232/1978E-PDF
Subject Terms Inuit, Agreements, Economic development