Environment and Remedial Works

Our vision is of a land of natural beauty where healthy ecosystems sustain our traditional lifestyle while balancing modern needs.

Our mission is to protect the air, land and waters of Eeyou Istchee for the benefit of all, both today and tomorrow.

The Environment and Remedial Works Department works on a wide range of issues related to forestry, mining, land use planning, wildlife management and protected areas.


The mandate of the Environment and Remedial Works is to monitor, implement, coordinate and advise on all matters related to the environment in the Cree territory in accordance with the agreements and legislation.


A big part of our job is to implement the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement and successive agreements so as to ensure Cree rights related to the environment are respected. We also work in support of, and in collaboration with, Cree communities on these matters, as their perspectives and interests are at the heart of our work.


  • Develop, recommend and implement Cree Nation Government by-laws respecting the protection of the environment.
  • Analyze and review major development projects being proposed in the territory.
  • Ensure that Cree priority conservation areas are incorporated in the protected areas planning.
  • Support and implement land use planning processes in Eeyou Istchee.
  • Review regulations related to hunting and fishing in the Cree territory.
  • Participate in wildlife management and conservation.
  • Analyze forestry management plans to ensure that the rules of the forestry regime are applied within Eeyou Istchee.
  • Protect the rights of the tallyman and land users of the territory with respect to wildlife and wildlife harvesting.
  • Collaborate with proponents to ensure Cree participation and Cree knowledge exchange in environmental matters according to agreements.


  • Protected areas
  • Mining
  • Forestry
  • Land use planning
  • Environment management in category II and III
  • Lands standards and/or guidelines
  • Wildlife management and conservation
  • Environmental assessment
  • Geographic information systems (GIS) capacity and capability
  • Monitoring

Upcoming events

22octAll DayRegional Climate Change ForumIn collaboration with the Cree Trapper's Association and Cree Health Board and Social Services of James Bay (All Day: friday) Eastmain, Quebec J0M 1W0View event page

23feb9:00 am12:00 pmWild Food System WorkshopIn partnership with Cree Nation Government and Ouranos 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Eastmain, Quebec J0M 1W0View event page


284 Queen St, suite 202, Mistissini, QC G0W 1C0

Contact us

By phone

Main office

(418) 923-2652

By email

Contact - Environment and Remedial Works