“A resolution passed at the Grand Council of the Crees/Cree Nation Government (GCC/CNG) council board meeting November 22 seeks to make good on a 40-year-old promise.” Click Link below to Read More. Road to recognition: MoCreebec’s acceptance as the 11th Cree community paves way for provincial and federal negotiations Read More
The Membership Department is responsible for handling requests for new membership and updating the community profile with new information gathered from surveys and census data. The Membership Department is likewise tasked with keeping an updated voting list for the purposes of community votes and to facilitate the work of an Electoral Officer hired during votes for Chief & Deputy Chief. The Membership Department is managed by the Membership Clerk and reports to Chief & Council (i.e. the Board of the MoCreebec Eeyoud).
Applications for membership may be submitted to the Board in writing when the Board is convened at a meeting, or by delivering the application in any written form to the Chief, Deputy Chief or Secretary at any other time, in which case, the Chief, Deputy Chief or Secretary shall present the application to the Board at their next meeting. A Clan Council Representative may submit applications on behalf of waahkumaakich of his or her clan and individuals for whom such applications are submitted shall be notified by the Clan Council Representative, Chief, Deputy Chief or Secretary of this fact as soon as possible after the application has been submitted on their behalf and shall be informed of their right to withdraw their membership upon their request.
The following eligibility criteria govern who can become a member of the MoCreebec Eeyoud. The text is from the Bylaw #1.
A person is eligible to be a Member of MoCreebec Eeyoud if he or she is an individual:
(a) who is, or who is descended from, a “Y” dialect Cree-speaking person, and who is committed to the principles, purpose and objectives of the MoCreebec Constitutional Framework ratified June 6, 1993 as evidenced by his or her application for membership in MoCreebec Eeyoud submitted in accordance with section 3;
(b) who is, if not a “Y” dialect Cree-speaking person or descended from a “Y” dialect Cree-speaking person, a spouse or adopted child of such a person, and who is committed to the principles, purpose and objectives of the MoCreebec Constitutional Framework ratified June 6, 1993 as evidenced by his or her application for membership in MoCreebec Eeyoud submitted in accordance with section 3;
(c) who is a child, including an adopted child, of a person referred to in (a) or (b) whose parent or legal guardian applies for membership of that child in MoCreebec Eeyoud on behalf of the child by completing an application for membership in MoCreebec Eeyoud submitted in accordance with section 3, or who is automatically added to the Membership List in accordance with section 5;
(d) who, between June 6, 1993 and the date of approval of this MoCreebec Eeyoud Governance Document by the initial Members (inclusive), has signed an oath of membership in MoCreebec Council of the Cree Nation and has not since passed away or notified MoCreebec Council of the Cree Nation in writing of his or her desire to be removed from membership in MoCreebec Council of the Cree Nation, and who is admitted to membership by the board as soon as feasible after the first meeting of the initial Members; or
(e) who at the date of passage of this MoCreebec Eeyoud Governance Document is a child, including an adopted child, of an individual referred to in section 2(d), and who is admitted to membership by the board as soon as feasible after the first meeting of the initial Members.
At the recent Annual General Meeting (AGM), which was held on March 6, 2018, the members of the MoCreebec Eeyoud ratified the selection, by Council, of George Small Jr., as Deputy Chief. Prior to the AGM Mr. Small’s position was an interim position. The MoCreebec Eeyoud Constitutional Framework specifies that if a Chief or Deputy […]Read More
Employment Unit and Membership Clerk will be at the Moosonee Office on, Friday, January 19th, 2017 10 am – 12 pm & 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Please feel free to stop in if you have any questions, or if you would like to visit our new office space.Read More