Who sits on the Commission?
The Eeyou Planning Commission is composed of ten commissioners each appointed by one of the Cree communities and is chaired by the Deputy Grand Chief Mandy Gull.
|Chisasibi||L. George Pachanos||Matthew Chiskamish|
|Mistissini||Hubert Petawabano||Gerald Longchap|
|Nemaska||Matthew Tanoush||Rose Wapachee|
|Ouje Bougoumou||Norman A. Wapachee||Arthur Bosum|
|Washaw Sibi||Billy Katapatuk Sr. (Observer status)|
|Waskaganish||Barbara Hester||Darryl A. Salt|
|Waswanipi||Steven Blacksmith||Sydney Ottereyes|
|Wemindji||Elmer Georgekish||Johnny Mark|
|Whapmagoostui||Eddie Masty||Alan George|
Last row, from left to right : (L. G. Pachanos (Chisasibi), N. A. Wapachee (Ouje-Bougoumou), E. Masty (Whapmagoostui), R. Shanoush (Eastmain), H. Petawabano (Mistissini), E. Georgekish (Wemindji), D. A. Salt (Alternate Commissioner for Waskaganish)
Front row, from left to right: B. Hester (Waskaganish), B. Katapatuk Sr. (Washaw Sibi – Observer status), M. Gull (Deputy Grand Chief and Chairperson of the EPC), S. Ottereyes (Alternate Commissioner for Waswanapi) and M. Tanoush (Nemaska)
EPC Secretariat Staff
The staff of the Land Use Planning team from the Cree Nation Government's Department of Environment and Remedial Works also serve as Secretariat for the EPC, providing technical and operational support and expertise. The EPC Secretariat team is composed of Christopher Beck, Coordinator of Land Use Planning, Sarah-Anne Brochu-Hébert, Land Use Planner, Merlin Whiskeychan , Land Use Planning Officer, and Jessica Labrecque, Land Use Researcher.
This tool is especially helpful to ensure trust between the Commission and the entities with whom it collaborates on land and resource use matters in Eeyou Istchee, whether at community, regional, or provincial levels.