Having said this, self-government by the James Bay Cree people then becomes an absolute necessity. Without the ability to determine their own future in their own fashion, the James Bay Cree people will find themselves in no better of a situation than they are currently in. That is to say they may have the necessary financial resources to build their future, but with a babysitter holding overt controls over the direction.
With regard to the interest the government of Canada has in postponing negotiating other key points such as self government and compensation, I find this to be impertinent at best. It is clear that their intention to negotiate is still lacking in good faith, and productivity. If they are prepared to return to the negotiating table to obtain a settlement that will improve their public image by improving the lives of the James Bay Cree people, then surely they must be willing to return and negotiate a full settlement that resolves all the settlement issues permanently. While it is encouraging to see that the governments are now willing to... [continues]
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