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Cree Indians

Category: People
Sub Category:First Nations People of Canada
Summary Information:
The Cree Indian Tribe occupies territory from the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean. They are Canada's largest native group with 200,000 registered members in communities across Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta. There are also more than 100,000 Metis people in Canada, many of whom are descendants of Cree Indians and French Canadian voyageurs. The name 'Cree' is said to derive from the French name for the tribe, 'Kristenaux' which is thought to be a corruption of the French word for 'Christian' or an Algonquian word for 'first people'.

Related Entries

  • James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement and Complementary Agreements
  • James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement-in-Principle
  • Agreement Concerning a New Relationship Between the Government of Quebec and the Crees of Quebec
  • Treaty No 8 - Signatory
  • Treaty 1 & 2 - Signatory
  • Treaty 4
  • Treaty 10
  • Treaty 6 - Signatory
  • Treaty 7 - Signatory
  • Treaty 9 - Signatory
  • Organisation
  • Grand Council of the Crees
  • Metis National Council
  • Assembly of First Nations
  • North Peace Tribal Council
  • Legislation
  • Cree-Naskapi (of Quebec) Act 1984
  • People
  • Cree Regional Authority
  • Chipewyan Band
  • Beaver First Nation
  • Swampy Cree Indians

  • References

    Virtual Museum of Canada The Making of Treaty 8 in Canada's Northwest
    Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (2000) Akaitcho Territory Dene First Nations Framework Agreement Signing Ceremony
    Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (2000) Backgrounder: Smith’s Landing First Nation Chronology
    Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (2000) Smith's Landing becomes Newest First Nation in Alberta
    Indian and Northern Affairs Canada Beaver First Nation Profile
    Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (1899) Treaty No 8


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