Cree Hunters and Trappers Income Security Board
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The Beneficiaries

First Nations people have for a long-time being associated with hunting, fishing and trapping. The beneficiaries of the Cree Hunters and Trappers Income Security Program are people who are involved in harvesting and related activities as a way of life.

Moreover, hunting, fishing and trapping remain their main activities while in the bush, outside of the community. This traditional way of life remains at the heart of the Cree culture and identity.

The Program ensure that hunting, fishing and trapping shall constitute a viable way of life for the Cree people and that individual Crees who elect to pursue such way of life shall be guaranteed a consistent measure of economic security.

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Did you know?
The name Eastmain comes from “East
Main House” and
is pronounced
«Wapanoutauw»
in Cree, meaning
“Lands east
of James Bay”.