Cree-Naskapi (of Quebec) Act (S.C. 1984, c. 18)

Act current to 2014-09-01 and last amended on 2011-10-17. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Provisions of this Act to apply

 For the transitional period described in section 58, the council has the powers and duties of a band council elected under this Act, and the provisions of this Act and the regulations apply, with such modifications as the circumstances require, to that council as if it had been elected under this Act.

Marginal note:Continuation in force of by-laws of Indian Act Cree bands

 The by-laws of an Indian Act Cree band listed in subsection 12(1) that are in force immediately before the coming into force of this Part remain in force on the territory of that band’s successor band described in section 6 for a period of one year after the coming into force of this Part, unless repealed during that period pursuant to this Act.

Naskapi Transitional Provisions

Marginal note:Existing council of Indian Act Naskapi band

 Subject to section 62, the council of the Indian Act Naskapis de Schefferville band that is in office pursuant to the Indian Act immediately before the coming into force of this Part becomes the council of the Naskapi band on the coming into force of this Part, and continues in office as such until the expiration of its term of office under the Indian Act or until a day two years after the coming into force of this Part, whichever occurs first.

Marginal note:Provisions of this Act to apply

 For the transitional period described in section 61, the council has the powers and duties of a band council elected under this Act, and the provisions of this Act and the regulations apply, with such modifications as the circumstances require, to that council as if it had been elected under this Act.

PART I.1CREE REGIONAL AUTHORITY

Marginal note:Objects

 The objects of the Cree Regional Authority are

  • (a) to act as a regional government authority on Category IA land;

  • (b) to regulate essential sanitation services — including water and sewer services, drainage and solid waste management — and housing situated on Category IA land and to regulate buildings used for the purposes of regional governance that are situated on those lands;

  • (c) to use, manage and administer moneys and other assets;

  • (d) to promote the general welfare of the members of the Cree bands; and

  • (e) to promote and preserve the culture, values and traditions of the members of the Cree bands.

  • 2009, c. 12, s. 9.
Marginal note:Agreements between the Cree Regional Authority and the Government of Canada

 For greater certainty, the Cree Regional Authority may assume any federal responsibilities agreed on by that Authority and the Government of Canada that are set out in the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement or any other agreement or in any federal Act or that are in relation to any program of the Government of Canada.

  • 2009, c. 12, s. 9.