Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Johnny Epoo, Avatuq Cultural Institute

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Database ID29331
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/extent12 pgs
Number of images12
Scope and contentFile contains a presentation by Johnny Epoo, Avataq Cultural Institute. Epoo discusses his organization which was founded in 1981 and its relation to both archaeology in the area and the preservation of the Inuit language. Epoo complains of the extraction of northern artifacts to the south, and a lack of funding for basic operations of his organization. Epoo also discusses traditional Inuit medicine and his organizations efforts to catalogue these techniques. Following the presetnation Epoo answers questions on his organizations budget and the repatriation of Inuit archaeological artifacts from Commissioners Dussault and Wilson.
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 29-40.
Treaty boundariesNo treaty
Canada -- National
Cultural regionArctic
Canada -- National
NamesAvataq Cultural Institute
Dussault, Rene, 1939-
Epoo, Johnny
Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
Sillett, Mary
Wilson, Bertha, 1923-2007 (Justice)
SubjectGovernment commissions -- Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
Inuit Affairs -- Art and Culture
Inuit Affairs -- Lifestyle
Inuit Affairs -- Language
Inuit Affairs
Government policy
Health -- Medicine -- Traditional
Community Development
Date Range(s)1990-1999
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