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Our Way, Our Future: The Eeyouch of Istchee Series, Ep. 4

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This title is a part of the series The Eeyouch of Istchee Series

Catalogue Number:  PPE034
Producer:  Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)
Producing Agencies:  Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)
Subject:  Canadian History, Canadian Politics, Canadian Social Issues, Canadian Social Studies, Criminal Justice & Law, Documentary, Economics, Environmental Studies, Family Studies/Home Economics, First Nations Studies, History, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Politics, Social Issues, Social Sciences, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2015
Running Time:  89:09

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The dawning of the 21st century is a watershed period in the building of the Cree Nation. Quebec and Cree relations are in deadlock. A bold initiative by the Quebec Premier breaks the deadlock leading to intense negotiations and the signing of the Paix des Braves. However, peace with Quebec comes at a price that some Crees consider to be too high. That price is the partial diversion of the Rupert River, a river that runs through the heart of Eeyou Istchee. Emotions heat up and Cree unity is tested as never before. Following Quebec's lead, Canada reluctantly comes to the negotiating table. The signing of the New Relationship agreement as well as subsequent agreements on governance promise an era of greater cooperation, respect and trust between old adversaries. For the Crees, it means increased autonomy and economic stability for their growing nation. This episode is about celebrating visionary leadership and turning centuries-old adversaries into effective partners and nation builders.

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