In 2002, the “Paix des Braves” was signed between the Crees and Quebec. Crees reluctantly permitted the second stage of hydroelectric development on the Eastmain River in return for greater control over resources, and for money to create jobs and improve housing.
Noah Wapachee reflecting on the project effects
“Something will be lost. It will all be flooded. Remembering how happy they were here, I’m sure people will not be amused, but I believe it won’t help if we look at it that way.”