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

Act current to 2014-10-15 and last amended on 2014-05-15. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Oujé-Bougoumou Band

 Pursuant to subparagraph 9.0.3A of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement, the collectivity known as the Crees of Oujé-Bougoumou is constituted as a corporation, and that corporation may be legally designated by its English name, Oujé-Bougoumou Band, its French name, Bande de Oujé-Bougoumou, or its Cree name, Oujé-Bougoumou Eenuch, subject to section 16.

  • 2009, c. 12, s. 3.
Marginal note:Predecessor Indian Act bands cease to exist

 On the coming into force of this Part, the Indian Act Cree bands listed in paragraphs 12(1)(a) to (h) cease to exist, and all their rights, titles, interests, assets, obligations and liabilities, including those of their band councils, shall vest, respectively, in the bands listed in paragraphs 12(2)(a) to (h).

Marginal note:Vesting of assets, etc., of collectivity in Oujé-Bougoumou Band
  •  (1) On the coming into force of this section, the assets, obligations and liabilities of the collectivity known as the Crees of Oujé-Bougoumou shall vest in the Oujé-Bougoumou Band.

  • Marginal note:Oujé-Bougoumou Eenuch Association

    (2) On the coming into force of this section, the Oujé-Bougoumou Eenuch Association, a corporation established under Part II of the Canada Corporations Act, chapter C-32 of the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1970, ceases to exist, and all its rights, titles, interests, assets, obligations and liabilities shall vest in the Oujé-Bougoumou Band.

  • 2009, c. 12, s. 4.
Marginal note:Incorporation of Naskapi Band of Quebec
  •  (1) Pursuant to paragraph 7.1.1 of the Northeastern Quebec Agreement, the Indian Act Naskapis de Schefferville band is hereby constituted as a corporation bearing the name of Naskapi Band of Quebec (in English), Bande Naskapi du Québec (in French), and Kobac Naskapi-aeyouch (in Naskapi), subject to section 16.

  • Marginal note:Legal designation

    (2) The band incorporated by subsection (1) may be legally designated by any of its names mentioned in that subsection.

Marginal note:Indian Act Naskapi band ceases to exist

 On the coming into force of this Part, the Indian Act Naskapis de Schefferville band ceases to exist, and all its rights, titles, interests, assets, obligations and liabilities, including those of its band council, shall vest in the Naskapi Band of Quebec.

Marginal note:Change of band name
  •  (1) A band may, by by-law approved by the electors of the band at a special band meeting or referendum at which at least five per cent of the electors voted on the matter, change its English, French or Cree or Naskapi name, but no such by-law is valid unless approved by the Governor in Council.

  • Marginal note:Effective date of by-law

    (2) A by-law made under subsection (1) and approved by the Governor in Council takes effect on the date of its publication in the Canada Gazette or on such later date as is specified in the by-law.