Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by John Corbiere, Batchewana Band

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Database ID29537
InstitutionUniversity of Saskatchewan Archives
Fonds/CollectionNative Law Centre fonds
File/Item ReferenceReference Library, RCAP vol. 37 (Box 5)
Date of creationJune 11, 1992
Physical description/extent8 pages of textual records
Number of images8
Scope and contentFile contains a presentation by John Corbiere relating to the constitutional and legal position of the Metis and off-reserve Aboriginals. He states that on his First Nations, "The present elected band leadership is denying our off-reserve menbers the opportunity to vote on the basic things that have a crucial effect on their lives. Those members are being excluded from the social and political prosperity of the band. The band council is expecting the government to recognize and uphold its treaty rights, but it will not recognize the rights of its own band members who live in the area in which they assert they can rightfully exercise treaty rights." He requests the Commission's support in this equality of rights court challenge. Following the presentation is a question-and-answer session with the Commissioners.
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 Volume 1, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Thursday, June 11, 1992. Pgs 105-112.
Treaty boundariesRobinson-Huron
Cultural regionNortheast
NamesCorbiere, John
Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
SubjectGovernment commissions -- Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
Indigenous Peoples General
Indigenous Peoples Organizations
Indigenous Relations
Band Council
Law and Legislation -- Acts -- Indian Act
Date Range(s)1990-1999
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