Matthew Coon Come, Cree. 1956-
He was National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations from 2000 to 2003. Coon Come was first elected as grand chief and chairman of Quebec's Grand Council of the Crees in 1987. He became known internationally for his efforts to defend the fundamental rights of First Nations peoples in the campaign against the Quebec government's James Bay hydroelectric project. A longer biography appears in Native Leaders of Canada.

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