The Crees of Yesterday and Today

Since the announcement of the massive James Bay Hydroelectric Project in the early 1970’s, the Cree Nation has been on a remarkable journey toward Indigenous Nation-Building—a journey marked by dramatic struggles, difficult negotiations and ground-breaking successes. You will find, below, a glimpse into this epic journey with a timeline with major milestones experienced along the way by the people of the Cree Nation of Eeyou Istchee.

Hover over specific milestones to bring up a brief description of the event. View a more complete list and description of key milestones in recent Cree history here.