Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Chief Calvin McArthur Chief of Pheasant Rump Nakoda Band, Dakota Nation Chiefs

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Database ID29235
InstitutionUniversity of Saskatchewan Archives
Fonds/CollectionNative Law Centre fonds
File/Item ReferenceReference Library, RCAP vol. 21 (Box 2)
Date of creation1992
Physical description/extent9 pgs
Number of images10
Scope and contentFile contains a presentation by Chief Calvin McArthur of the Pheasant Rump Nakoda Band. McArthur is also a representative of the Dakota Nation Chiefs. McArthur explains his view that the Treaties are nation to nation agreements, and relates how his own band signed an adhesion to Treaty No. 4 in 1876. McArthur relates how his Nakoda people were defrauded of their reserve land and forced to amalgamate with the Cree and Saulteaux White Bear Band, but after taking legal action in the 1970s managed to regain their lost acreage and achieve compensation. McArthur discusses issues his people face with the 49th parallel and the impedement of movememnt across traditional Dakota territory. McArthur discusses his views of self-government, economic development (particularly with regard to resource extraction), education, and the Canadian Constitution. McArthur also states "there are five Bands of the Dakota, Nakoda, and Lakota in Saskatchewan and there are some in Manitoba and some in Alberta and some in the States. We wish to make treaties with these other nations and we will."
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 209-217.
Treaty boundariesTreaty 4
Canada -- National
Cultural regionPlains
Canada -- National
NamesDakota Nation Chiefs
Erasmus, Georges Henry, 1948- (Chief)
McArthur, Calvin (Chief)
Pheasant Rump First Nation
Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
SubjectGovernment commissions -- Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
Indigenous Relations
Indigenous Peoples General
Treaty -- Treaty 4
Community Histories
Government policy
International relations
Nakoda (Stoney)
Dakota (Sioux)
Lakota (Sioux)
Date Range(s)1990-1999
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