Federal- Provincial Welfare Services - Indian and Eskimo Welfare-Various

Database ID24538
InstitutionUniversity of Saskatchewan Diefenbaker Archival Collections
Fonds/CollectionJohn G. Diefenbaker fonds
File/Item ReferenceIX-A/955.3/*635 ( VOL. 29)
Date of creation1965-1967
Physical description/extent1 folder; 2 cm
Number of images1
Scope and contentDocuments in John Diefenbaker's possession while leader of the Opposition. Includes minutes of an Indian Association of Alberta meeting from June 24, 1965. A letter to Prime Minister Pearson citing instances of racial discrimination against First Nations in Alberta. An article entitled "Mounties grab children's stew" about a game dispute, correspondence related to the destruction of Mistaseni the Plains Cree monument to be covered by Lake Diefenbaker, a letter to the Six Nations from Diefenbaker on federal-provincial responsibilities to First Nations, a copy of Longhouse News, correspondence on a bridge for the Walpole Reserve in Ontario, correspondence on violations of the postal act by HBC employees at Fort Chipewyan, correspondence on the elected council of Caughnawaga, correspondence relating to a charge by the Perry Sound band that the Huron-Robinson Treaty involved deception and requesting a new "Township-Reserve," a request for help with claims in Washington DC from the Standing Buffalo Reserve, papers relating to a delegation from Caughnawaga protesting political corruption on and off reserve and demanding the keeping of Treaty papers relating to Anglican Church programs for First Nations and Metis people in Saskatchewan, proposed budget for The Battlefords Indian and Metis Friendship Council for 1966-1967, papers relating to a request that a "National Indian Day" be established from the Indian-Eskimo Association of Canada, The Indian-Eskimo Association of Canada Bulletin March-April 1966, pamphlet on the Indian-Eskimo Association of Canada, three issues of "Canadian Indians of Today" the last entitled "Canadian Indians and Eskimos of Today" produced by the Indian-Eskimo Association of Canada, papers related to an IEA "Indians and the City Conference", papers of the Indian-Metis Service Council of Prince Albert, SK one of which announces the forced resignation of Malcolm Norris, correspondence regarding the mineral right claims of the Kisgegas Band of BC, various correspondence on schools and housing from Manitoulin Island, ON, Caughnawaga, PQ, Mission Road, BC, correspondence regarding the honouring of Six Nations treaties, a report on housing on the Cowichan Reserve in BC, Indian Association of Alberta petition to Prime Minister Pearson, North American Indian Brotherhood Petition Regarding a Proposed Indian Claims Commission, Minutes of an executive meeting of the Indian Association of Alberta, Petition for the upholding of Treaty hunting and fishing rights from Saddle Lake AB, Request from Saddle Lake for an increased monthly income, request for information on "the survey concerning Indians in relation to their treatment" by the Justice system and complaining of torture and brutalization at Caughnwaga.
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Primary MediaTextual documents
Specific document typesArticles
Provenance Access PointDiefenbaker, John G., 1895-1979
PlacePrince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
Oka, Quebec, Canada
Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Treaty boundariesNo data
Cultural regionNo data
NamesNorris, Malcolm Frederick, 1900-1967
Pearson, Lester Bowles, 1897-1972 (Prime Minister)
SubjectBand -- Elections
Band -- improvement
External representations
Elections -- Federal
Government commissions -- Indian Claims Commission
Land Claims
Indigenous Peoples Organizations
Date Range(s)1960-1969
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