The present Agreement and the ensuing Final Agreement shall have the following objectives: a) The exercise by the Crees of greater autonomy and greater responsibilities regarding the governance of Category IB and II lands, in particular with respect to governance powers of a local and regional nature concerning, among other things, the planning and use of the territory and resources; b) The modernization of the governance regimes at the regional level on Categories II and III lands situated in the Territory; c) The concrete participation by the Crees in the governance of the Category III lands within the Territory in partnership with the other residents of the Territory; d) The strengthening of the Nation-to-Nation relationship between the Cree Nation and the Québec Nation, based on the common will of the parties to continue the development of the Territory for the benefit of the residents of the Territory and the entire population of Québec and to seek the flourishing of the Crees within a context of growing modernization; e) The assumption of greater responsibility by the Cree Nation in relation toits political, governmental and economic development and, in so doing, the achievement of increased autonomy with a greater capacity to respond, in partnership with Québec, to the needs of the Cree population.The provisions in the agreement, relating to environmental impact and social effects of development, establish two advisory committees who have the task of reviewing environmental issues, policies and regulations as well as advising governments.Certain rights are granted under the agreement for harvesting wildlife. In order to administer review and regulate wildlife harvesting, a coordinating committee is set up which comprises members from the provincial and federal governments and representatives of the three native groups.
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Ministère du Conseil exécutif - Secrétariat des affaires autochtones
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