Wemindji 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.

Wemindji Protected Areas Partnership

Our project originated as a partnership between the Cree Nation of Wemindji on the coast of James Bay in Northern Quebec and an interdisciplinary team of researchers associated with McGill University's School of Environment. It has grown to include researchers at Concordia University and the University of Manitoba, and to include as partners the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee), Parks Canada, the Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et des Parcs (MDDEP) du Québec and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (SNAP).

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