Historical Background

It was in June 2002, that a symposium entitled “Gateway to Building Economic Channels” took place between the Cree Nation leaders and the business people of Abitibi-Témiscamingue.

This symposium proved very successful and revealed a high potential for building alliances between both populations with respect and in the spirit of the “Paix des Braves” Agreement and Cree empowerment.

The Secretariat to the Cree Nation Abitibi-Témiscamingue Economic Alliance was therefore created as a non-profit organization to act and follow-up on the contacts and projects arising from the symposium.


The Secretariat’s mission is to promote sustainable relations and socio-economic alliances between the Cree Nation (Eeyou Istchee), Jamésie, Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Nunavik regions in order to foster their harmonious development.


Respect cultural, linguistic and territorial differences.

Promote business relationships based on comprehension of the local expectations, cooperation, respect and trust.

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