Chisasibi

Chisasibi Protected Areas & Proposals

The Cree Communities of Eeyou Istchee along with the Cree Nation Government have taken the initiative to develop a conservation strategy to meet our goals to conserve our land as much as possible by means of creating protected areas recognized by the Quebec Government and by adopting international practices that fit our needs to achieve our dream of keeping our lands intact for future generations.

Chisasibi’s protected area proposals

Chisasibi’s protected area proposals

The Cree Nation Government and Nature Conservancy Canada have partnered up in a project to help in the identification of Indigenous-led conservation areas by bringing together high quality scientific data and Cree knowledge about culturally significant sites and species.

Cree traditional knowledge integrated with scientific information will be used to develop maps and data that will show where the most important areas for conservation are located. This information will be submitted to Quebec which is committed to protect 20% of northern Quebec.

From July 2016 to November 2017, the CNG and NCC travelled to Chisasibi to gather cultural information. The results have been presented to the land users and to Chief and Council. Once a decision is made on the optimal scenario, it will then be submitted to Quebec where discussions will begin on designating areas for protection.

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Lac-Burton, Rivière Roggan and Pointe-Louis-XIV protected area

Lowlands of the Grande Rivière Natural Province. Land reserved for the Lac-Burton, Rivière Roggan and Pointe-Louis-XIV protected area.

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Lac-Sérigny Biodiversity Reserve

The Réserve de biodiversité projetée du Lac-Sérigny is located in the Nord-du-Québec administrative region, between 55°04’ and 55°41’ latitude north and 69°12’ and 70°15’ longitude west, approximately 200 km northeast of the city of Shefferville and the village of Kawawachikamach. It covers an area of 3 259, 9 km² in the unincorporated territory of Rivière-Koksoak, under the responsibility of the Kativik Regional Government.

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