Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by John Edsu

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Database ID28794
InstitutionUniversity of Saskatchewan Archives
Fonds/CollectionNative Law Centre fonds
File/Item ReferenceReference Library, RCAP vol. 9 (Box 1)
Date of creationMay 7, 1992
Physical description/extent14 pgs
Number of images14
Scope and contentFile contains a presentation by John Edsu of Fort McPherson. Edsu discusses his views on the trapping industry in the area and his view of its great importance to people of the north. Edsu protests southerners coming in as transient labour and taking jobs that he feels northerners are qualified to do. He also discusses rival claims over land by trappers and large multinational resource companies. He requests recognition from the federal Government of the importance of the trapping industry to his people, and criticizes the anti-fur movement as destructive and naive. Following the presentation Rene Dussault questions Mr. Edsu on his ideas, and Allan Blakeney points out that he thinks the anti-fur movement is not a creature of the federal government as he seem to think Edsu seems to be implying, but rather a broad based international movement. Commissioner Sillet thanks Mr. Edsu for his presentation.
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, Fort McPherson, N.W.T. Thursday, May 7, 1992. Volume 1. pgs 104-117.
PlaceFort McPherson, Northwest Territories, Canada
Treaty boundariesTreaty 11
Canada -- National
Cultural regionArctic
Canada -- National
NamesBlakeney, Allan E., 1925- (Saskatchewan premier)
Dussault, Rene, 1939-
Edsu, John
Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
Sillett, Mary
SubjectGovernment commissions -- Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
Hunting and Trapping
Fur Trade
Government policy
Government -- federal
Indigenous Relations
Economic Development
International relations
Natural Resources
Date Range(s)1990-1999
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