Presentation by Blair Paul, Membertou Reserve

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Database ID28778
InstitutionUniversity of Saskatchewan Archives
Fonds/CollectionNative Law Centre fonds
File/Item ReferenceReference Library, RCAP vol. 7 (Box 1)
Date of creationMay 6, 1992
Physical description/extent19 pgs
Number of images20
Scope and contentFile contains a presentation by Blair Paul of the Membertou First Nation. Paul, a social worker from Sydney, Nova Scotia, addresses what he sees as the roots of Aboriginal social problems in Canada. In his report Paul discusses intergenerational failed policies by the government of Canada which have disenfranchised and alienated Aboriginal peoples. He also discusses the need for Aboriginal participation in mainstream institutions, the need for Aboriginal self-governance (including his reservations regarding it), and the importance of affirming Aboriginal languages and culture in the education system (including for Non-Aboriginal students).
Other terms governing use and reproductionRoyal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples - Transcriptions of Public Hearings and Round Table Discussions, 1992-1993. Reproduced with the permission of the Minister of Public Works and Government Services, and Courtesy of the Privy Council Office, 2008.
Primary MediaTextual documents
Provenance Access PointUniversity of Saskatchewan. Native Law Centre
Other notesPart of Box 1 Transcripts, Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, Eskasoni, Prince Edward Island. Wednesday, May 6, 1992. Volume 1. pgs 66-85.
Treaty boundariesPeace & Friendship
Canada -- National
Cultural regionCanada -- National
NamesErasmus, Georges Henry, 1948- (Chief)
Paul, Blair
Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
SubjectGovernment commissions -- Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
Government policy
Economic Development
Date Range(s)1990-1999
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