Malcolm Tanoush, Lawrence Neeposh and Lorriana Gilpin, a 16yr old youth from Nemaska, joined the Youth Canoe Brigade to protect the Broadback river. To increase public exposure of the Broadback Watershed Conservation Plan both for the Cree and general public, the CNG and the five (5) communities involved conceived of a highly visible youth canoe brigade down the Broadback River. The involvement of Cree Youth is essential to the continuation of Cree knowledge and practices. This knowledge is the foundation upon which all-future efforts on conservation and protection in Eeyou Istchee will rest. As this summer will mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee), this canoe expedition also provides an avenue for old and youth to celebrate the efforts of all Crees to protect Eeyou Istchee in thee past 40 years.
The Community Member's Meeting on the Whabouchi Lithium Mine Project was held in Nemaska from Oct 8 - Oct 10, 2013. Nemaska Lithium intends to become a lithium hydroxide/carbonate producer based in Quebec and has filed patent applications for its proprietary methods to produce lithium hydroxide and lithium carbonate. In tandem, the Company is developing one of the richest spodumene lithium hard rock deposits in the world, both in volume and grade.