It is with great pleasure that I accept my mandate as President of the Eeyou Istchee James Bay Regional Government, the largest municipality in the world with just over 275,000km2 of territory, governed equally by both the Cree and Jamésien peoples. It is a beautiful land, rich in history and filled with opportunity.
This partnership is key to the proper and fair governance of our vast territory. We are at the heart of many prospected projects, plans, and ideas. The territory is indeed vast and rich in resources. As such, we must all take active roles in ensuring that we are part of the decisions, taken as a collective, that are best for the land, for the people, and our futures. The integrity of democracy is the essence of our prosperity.
Together, as elected members of the Eeyou Istchee James Bay Regional Government, we will continue to be your voice and continue to keep the territory’s most important asset at the forefront – the people.
Grand Chief Dr. Matthew Coon Come