Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Jobie Epoo, Mayor of Inukjuak

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Database ID29330
InstitutionUniversity of Saskatchewan Archives
Fonds/CollectionNative Law Centre fonds
File/Item ReferenceReference Library, RCAP vol. 27 (Box 4)
Date of creationJune 8, 1992
Physical description/extent28 pgs
Number of images18
Scope and contentFile contains a presentation by Jobie Epoo, Mayor of Inukjuak. Epoo relays some of the history of the community which was formed from members of three different Inuit camps. Epoo discusses the benefits and drawbacks of the welfare system, and the problem of wealth leaving the community with little benefit to the local population. Epoo also discusses the plight of local youth who have little hope for the future, and a lack of social infrastructure to service the people's needs. Epoo also discusses the return of Inuit relocated to the high arctic and the social impact of this relocation on both them and the residents of Inukjuak. Following the presentation is a discussion between Epoo and Commissioners Dussault and Wilson regarding economic development and the plight of youth in the community.
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, Inukjuak, Quebec; pages 12-29.
Treaty boundariesNo treaty
Canada -- National
Cultural regionArctic
Canada -- National
NamesDussault, Rene, 1939-
Epoo, Jobie (Mayor)
Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
Sillett, Mary
Wilson, Bertha, 1923-2007 (Justice)
SubjectGovernment commissions -- Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
Inuit Affairs
Inuit Affairs
Inuit Affairs
Inuit Affairs
Inuit Affairs
Community Histories
Community Development
Community Life
Government policy
Date Range(s)1990-1999
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