The fur trust account was originally set up by the Department of Indian Affairs in the late 1930’s to cover the shipping costs of fur from the local communities to the auction houses. In 1990, the management of this fund was transferred to the Cree Trappers’ Association which in turn transferred it to Ishthchiikun in 2003. Any disbursement from the fund needs to be unanimously approved by the nine Cree communities through the general assembly. Ishthchiikun is not the beneficial owner of the funds in this account but manages the monies on behalf of the local tappers..

Cree Fur Trust Account (0.9MB pdf)