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In the 1970s, the Cree Nation of Quebec negotiated the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement after the provincial government failed to consult the nation about a hydroelectric development in the Eeyou Istchee territory. It then created the holding company Creeco to invest the financial settlement in a long-term, community-focused economic plan.

Its most recent diversification is real estate. This past winter, after an elder from the nearby Kahnawake Mohawk community performed a sunrise ceremony, the Crees broke ground on Odea Montreal. Designed by Douglas Cardinal with Lemay, the mixed-use development will redefine a corner of Old Montreal when it opens in 2024. We caught up with Creeco president Derrick Neeposh to learn how Odea...

5 Things We Learned about Indigenous-Led Real Estate

Derrick Neeposh, the president of Creeco, discusses the Cree Nation of Quebec’s mixed-use tower development, Odea Montreal.

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