Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Opening Remarks by Commissioner Cy Standing and Chief Lorne Waditaka

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Database ID29187
InstitutionUniversity of Saskatchewan Archives
Fonds/CollectionNative Law Centre fonds
File/Item ReferenceReference Library, RCAP vol. 21 (Box 3)
Date of creation1992
Physical description/extent22 pgs
Number of images22
Scope and contentFile contains opening remarks mainly by Chief Lorne Waditaka, Chief of the Wahpeton First Nation. Waditaka discusses national issues such as the Constitution and First Nations place in it, the development of self-governance structures, the need for continued federal responsibilities and the importance of the treaties, the Metis people and their place in Canada, urban aboriginals, justice issues, social issues, and what he hopes will be gained from the hearings of the Royal Commission. Waditaka then introduces Commissioners Bertha Wilson, Paul Chartrand, Rene Dussault, and Mary Sillet. Following the presentation are some remarks by Commissioner Cy Standing on the history of the Dakota/Nakoda/Lakota nations.
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 notesVolume 1, Wappeton Communiplex, Wahpeton Indian Reserve, Wahpeton, Saskatchewan; pages 1-22.
PlacePrince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
Standing Buffalo First Nation, Saskatchewan, Canada
Treaty boundariesTreaty 6
Canada -- National
Cultural regionPlains
Canada -- National
NamesErasmus, Georges Henry, 1948- (Chief)
Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
Standing, Cy
Waditaka, Lorne (Chief)
Wahpeton First Nation
SubjectGovernment commissions -- Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
Community Life
Indigenous Peoples General
Government policy
Indigenous Relations
Law and Legislation -- Acts -- Indian Act
Dakota (Sioux)
Lakota (Sioux)
Nakoda (Stoney)
Date Range(s)1990-1999
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