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Dr. Ted Moses, HonDocLaw is a Consultant of Eastmain Resources Inc. He is an internationally recognized expert on Aboriginal rights. Born in the northern community of Nemaska, Quebec, Ted still actively pursues Cree traditional activities as tallyman of his family trapline, part of which is located on the Clearwater project. Educated at Ryerson and McGill Universities, Dr. Moses has had a lifelong commitment to the defence of aboriginal rights and of human rights. Past Chief of the Cree Nation of Eastmain, Quebec and Past Grand Chief of the Cree, he played a key role in the 1973 legal proceedings concerning hydro development and as a lead negotiator in the later signing of James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement in 1975. Ted was also instrumental in the development and signing of the Paix des Braves, a nation to nation declaration of peace between Cree leaders and the Quebec Government, which brought many economic and social benefits to the Cree Nations of James Bay. Involved in local selfgovernment legislation, Ted was a founder and the first directorgeneral of the Cree School Board. Ted acted for many years as the Cree Ambassador to the United Nations, and continues to play a vital role in ongoing work to obtain recognition in international law of the rights of the world indigenous peoples. He is a founding member of the Indigenous Initiative for Peace, and has accompanied many peace missions in conflict zones in Chiapas and Columbia
Moses has received many awards and accolades including, honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from the University of Saskatchewan and Concordia University in recognition of his international human rights work and his advocacy on behalf of aboriginal peoples in Quebec and Canada; Man of the Year by the Quebec news magazine l?Actualit?, and Personality of the Year by the largest newspaper in Quebec, La Presse.