Eeyou Istchee James Bay Regional Government

Eeyou Istchee James Bay Regional Government (French: Gouvernement régional d’Eeyou Istchee Baie-James, Cree: ᐄᔨᔨᐤ ᐊᔅᒌ ᒉᐃᒥᔅ ᐯᐃ ᐊᔅᒌᐤ ᑎᐹᔨᐦᒋᒑᐎᓐ iiyiyiw aychii cheimiy pei aychiiw tipaayihchichaawin) is a local municipality in the Jamésie (TE) in administrative region of Nord-du-Québec.

Eeyou Istchee James Bay Regional Government

Gouvernement régional d’Eeyou
Istchee Baie-James

ᐄᔨᔨᐤ ᐊᔅᒌ ᒉᐃᒥᔅ ᐯᐃ ᐊᔅᒌᐤ ᑎᐹᔨᐦᒋᒑᐎᓐ
CountryCanada
ProvinceQuebec
RegionNord-du-Québec
RCMNone
EstablishedJanuary 1, 2014
Government
  TypeRegional government
  ChairpersonDr. Abel Bosum
  Cree Representatives
  Jamésien Representatives
  Federal ridingAbitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou and Abitibi—Témiscamingue
Area
  Total297,355.46 km2 (114,809.58 sq mi)
  Land224,705.31 km2 (86,759.21 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[1]
  Total1,589
  Density0.05/km2 (0.1/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (EDT)
Websitewww.greibj-eijbrg.com/fr/

History

On July 24, 2012, the Quebec government signed an accord with the Cree (Agreement on Governance in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay Territory between the Crees of Eeyou Istchee and the Gouvernement du Québec) which resulted in the abolition of the local municipality of Baie-James and the creation of the local municipality of Eeyou Istchee James Bay.[2] The agreement came into force on January 1, 2014, and is designed to give the Cree expanded powers over lands and resources outside of the Cree municipalities and associated reserved land. The new government consist of Cree and Baie-James residents each having an equal number of votes.[3]

Overview

The territory comprises all lands of Jamésie (TE) minus the four local municipalities (municipalité locale) — also known as the enclosed municipalities' — of Chibougamau, Lebel-sur-Quévillon, Chapais, and Matagami, and eight of the nine Cree communities (communautés crie) of Eeyou Istchee TE.

However, the territory includes three unconstituted localities (localités):

Government

Composition & local governance

The territory outside the enclaved Cree communities (Category III lands) is governed by the Eeyou Istchee James Bay Regional Government (le Gouvernement régional d’Eeyou Istchee Baie-James).[4] Local governance is carried out by way of the council of regional government, which for its first ten years is to be composed of 11 Cree representatives, 11 Jamésien representatives, and one non-voting representative of the government of Québec.[5] The Cree representatives consist of the Grand Chief of the Cree Nation Government and then ten members appointed by the Board of the Cree Nation Government from within its own ranks. The Jamésien representatives consist of members of the local municipal councils of Chapais, Chibougamau, Lebel-sur-Quévillon, and Matagami as well as non-Crees in the Eeyout Istchee James Bay Territory and are appointed by the provincial Minister of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Occupancy.[5] Finally, the non-voting representative of the government of Quebec is appointed by the Deputy Minister of the Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l’Occupation du territoire (MAMROT) from amongst its staff.

Regional governance

The enclaved settlements are not under the jurisdiction of the Eeyou Istchee James Bay Regional Government unless an enclaved settlement, by a unanimous vote of its local council, requests partnership with the regional government.[6] In that instance, the territorial regional government may carry out the powers of a regional county municipality (RCM).[6]

References

  1. "Census Profile, 2016 Census Eeyou Istchee Baie-James, Municipalité [Census subdivision], Quebec and Canada [Country]". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
  2. Lia Lévesque (24 July 2012). "Québec et les Cris signent une entente pour un gouvernement régional". La Presse. La Presse Canadienne. Retrieved 2012-07-24.
  3. "Governance". GREIBJ-EIJBRG. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  4. "Territory". GREIBJ-EIJBRG. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  5. "Composition". GREIBJ-EIJBRG. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  6. "G-1.04 - Act establishing the Eeyou Istchee James Bay Regional Government". legisquebec.gouv.qc.ca. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
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