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Session A.1: Friday, 10:30am-11:50am

Panel Title: A Dialogue on Indigenous Governance in the Regions Around James Bay

'A Dialogue on the Histories, Practices and Relations of Indigenous Governance in the Regions Around James Bay'
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In this panel, we examine Indigenous governance practices and knowledge from the regions around James Bay as they have been sustained in the face of overwhelming colonial pressures. Participants are committed to exploring the collaborative relationships that have shaped diverse histories of Indigenous governance and relations among governments, developers, international agencies and communities over the last half a century. “Holding Ground: Reshaping the Past and Future of Eeyou Istchee – James Bay Quebec” by Brian Craik, Director, Federal Relations, Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee). “Giving and Expecting Respect: Writing and Archiving James Bay Crees Dialogues" by Harvey Feit, McMaster University. "The Moose Cree are producing a history book and monitoring current hydro projects" by Richard Preston, McMaster University. “The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the leadership role played by the GCC (EI) over three decades of work in the international arena" by Jennifer Preston, Program Coordinator, Canadian Friends Services Committee. “Practitioners' and Advisors' Reflections on Co-Governance among the James Bay Crees (Eeyou Istchee)" by Jasmin Habib, University of Waterloo.

'Holding Ground: Reshaping the Past and Future of Eeyou Istchee – James Bay Quebec'
Brian Craik (Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee))

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'Giving and Expecting Respect: Problems of Sharing and Archiving James Bay Crees Gifts of Knowledge to Anthropological Collaborators'
Harvey Feit (McMaster University)

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'Practitioners' and Advisors' Reflections on Co-Governance among the James Bay Crees'
Jasmin Habib (University of Waterloo)

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'The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the leadership role played by the GCC (EI)'
Jennifer Preston (Canadian Friends Services Committee (Quaker))

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'The Moose Cree are producing a history book and monitoring current hydro projects'
Richard Preston (McMaster University)

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