Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Remarks by Peter Katuk (via translator)

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Database ID28710
InstitutionUniversity of Saskatchewan Archives
Fonds/CollectionNative Law Centre fonds
File/Item ReferenceReference Library, RCAP vol. 1 (Box 1)
Date of creationApril 21, 1992
Physical description/extent7 pgs
Number of images7
Scope and contentFile contains opening remarks by Peter Katuk(via a translator) regarding the situation for Inuit people in the Northwest Territories: the struggle for survival, his own birth in an igloo in 1921, how life is a learning experience, how the Inuit people have been left out of Canada, how the Cree and the Hudson Bay Company were condescending and bossy to the Inuit, an incident between his father and the RCMP who made his father relocate his home from Repulse Bay, the need to amend what Katuk describes as the defeat of Aboriginal people in Canada, how his people assisted southerners who came to the North and how southerners could not survive without them, how he saw a stone house in the arctic whose white inhabitants had died from hypothermia and how "if there were Inuit around, they probably would have survived," that white people need to acknowledge that they survived in this land with the help of Aboriginal people, and that everybody should be treated as equals.
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 Volume 1, Fort Garry Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba. pgs 84-90.
PlaceWinnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Treaty boundariesTreaty 1
Canada -- National
Cultural regionArctic
Canada -- National
NamesKatuk, Peter
Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
SubjectGovernment commissions -- Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
Inuit Affairs
Inuit Affairs
Inuit Affairs
Inuit Affairs
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Indigenous Relations
Indigenous Peoples General
Early European Settlers
Date Range(s)1990-1999
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