James Bay Agreement Summary

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) offers Inuit programs through the Société d`habitation du Québec (SHQ) under federal-provincial cost-sharing agreements. The SHQ provides and manages these programs. In 2008-2010, CMHC made US$114,831,300 available to the SHQ for The Inuit of Nunavik. On March 24, 2010, the governments of Quebec and Canada, as well as the Inuit, renewed a tripartite agreement on housing in Nunavik. This new 5-year contract will allow the construction of some 340 social housing units in Nunavik. As stipulated in this agreement, the Canadian government will finance the construction of the housing units, while the Government of Quebec will assume the operating deficit over a period of 15 years. Makivik Corporation will be the main contractor for the construction of the buildings and the Kativik Municipal Housing Bureau will be the owner and manager. To implement this agreement, INAC provided Makivik Corporation with a total of $13,802,900 in 2008-2009 and $14,221,000 in 2009-2010. The Baie-et-Du-Nord Quebec Accord (James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement) is an Aboriginal focative action authorized by the Cree and Inuit of northern Quebec in 1975 and slightly modified later in 1978 by the Northeastern Quebec Accord, by which the Naskapi First Nation of Quebec entered into the contract. The agreement includes economic development and property issues in northern Quebec, as well as the creation of a number of cultural, social and governmental institutions for Indigenous peoples who are members of treaty communities. During this period, efforts are under way to fulfil the obligations arising from these agreements. Among these achievements, the signing of supplementary agreements Nos.

19 and 20, the coming into force of Bill C-28: an act to amend the De Cree-Naskapi Act (of Quebec), the signing of a five-year agreement with the Cree to finance the Eeyou-Eenou Police Force and a five-year tripartite agreement on housing in Nunavik. Dispute resolution mechanisms are included in the two implementation agreements with the Naskapi and Inuit (NEQA and JBNQA) and in the out-of-court agreement with the Cree. The Parties may use dispute resolution mechanisms to resolve contentious issues related to the interpretation, management or implementation of the JBNQA and NEQA, or as specified in such agreements. These mechanisms are usually initiated by a bi- or tripartite consultation phase. If no satisfactory solution is found for all parties to the dispute, the initial phase will be followed by mediation and possible arbitration. 3.6 Summary of Final Agreement. [25] 1Aves. Photocopies This foundation has resulted in the establishment of other important agreements, including the Sanarrutik Partnership Agreement and the Peace of the Brave, both massive economic development agreements that make Inuit and Cree partners in decision-making and benefit-sharing. On 18 June 2009, a new five-year financing agreement was concluded for the Eeyou-Eenou police.

This agreement is the result of the negotiation and revision of Addendum No. 19, which amended Section 19 of the JBNQA. This new agreement will allow at least 70 police officers to patrol communities in Cree. In 2008-2010, INAC paid $2,367,400 to the Avataq Cultural Institute for funding agreements with respect to tuition fees and education-related programs, particularly the Post-Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP) and the Cultural/Educational Centers Program. . . .