The Niskamoon Corporation, which was established in accordance with the Niskamoon Agreement, is a not-for-profit organization incorporated under Part III of the Quebec Companies Act. The Letters Patent of the Corporation were delivered on August 24, 2004. With its head office is located on Category 1A lands in Nemaska, the members of the Corporation are the Cree Regional Authority and the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee). An eight member Board of Directors appointed by the Corporation manages it. In compliance, however, with the provisions of Section 3.3.2 of the Niskamoon Agreement, three members of the Board of Directors are appointed by Hydro-Québec.
The Niskamoon Corporation provides an efficient framework for cooperation between the Cree people and Hydro-Québec, enabling the implementation of the Cree/Hydro-Québec Agreements. The Corporation continuously facilitates and simplifies access to funds and programs for Cree people, communities, and entities.
The Niskamoon Corporation strives to develop projects in close collaboration with Cree land users and other beneficiaries to alleviate the impacts of hydroelectric development in Eeyou Istchee.
The Niskamoon Corporation funds projects that adhere to our core values, that is, to:
- Ensure the autonomy and self-sufficiency of Cree land users over time
- Promote and enhance the passing of traditional Cree knowledge to future generations
- Maximize the benefits for as many Cree people as possible
- Promote and enhance the continued use of lands impacted by hydroelectric development