Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Sara Jerome

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Database ID28799
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/extent26 pgs
Number of images26
Scope and contentFile contains a presentation by Sara Jerome. Jerome, (sometimes speaking in Gwich'in which is provided in English translation) discusses her experiences with the education system (post-secondary), and her views regarding the culture and language of the Gwich'in people. She expresses frustration with Commissions visiting the Western Arctic in the past which lead to no changes. She also discusses her frustration with the Canada 125th birthday celebrations which ignored aboriginal peoples languages but put a high emphasis on English and French. She then discusses some of the challenges facing her people in the field of language retention and curricullum development. Jerome then discusses her job for the fall which involves developing a Gwich'in immersion program.
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 167-192.
PlaceFort McPherson, Northwest Territories, Canada
Arctic Red River, Northwest Territories, Canada
Treaty boundariesTreaty 11
Canada -- National
Cultural regionArctic
Canada -- National
NamesDussault, Rene, 1939-
Jerome, Sara
Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
SubjectGovernment commissions -- Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
Community Development
Languages and Linguistics
Culture -- Language
Education -- Policy
Education -- Traditional
Community Life
Indigenous Peoples General
Date Range(s)1990-1999
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