First of all, I'd like to clarify that I am a Cree, but I'm part of the James Bay Advisory Committee on the Environment. Within this committee there are federal members, provincial members, but yes, it is for the interests of the Cree. I myself do work for the Grand Council of the Crees, so I'll speak on behalf of the development happening in my territory.
A few years ago, the Premier of Quebec announced the Plan Nord, and this has seen the development of 50% of our territory above the 49th parallel, all the way up to Nunavut. With this there was also 50% protection. This is still in the planning phase.
Also, with the increase of gold there has been more mining activity in our territory. This has led us to be more proactive in terms of building a relationship with these mining companies. We have also developed a Cree mining policy within the Cree Regional Authority, so on behalf of the advisory committee we are working on seeing that there is a relationship within the companies, but also in terms of public participation.