The history of Oujé-Bougoumou is a heroic story of the determination of a small group of James Bay Crees (originally known as the Doré Lake Crees) to overcome poverty, marginalization, and displacement over more than half a century. Oujé-Bougoumou, a United Nations award-winning community, is the ultimate statement of how we combined Cree values and sustainable development principles in order to create a future for our children and grandchildren.