Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Rev. Dr. R. Burn Purdon, Rev. Faye Wakeling and Rev. Pierre Goldberger, Members, Montoring Committee on Native Concerns of the Montreal-Ottawa Conference, United Church of Canada

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Database ID31339
InstitutionUniversity of Saskatchewan Archives
Fonds/CollectionNative Law Centre fonds
File/Item ReferenceReference Library, RCAP vol. 136 (Box 22)
Date of creationMay 28, 1993
Physical description/extent37 pages of textual records
Number of images37
Scope and contentThis file contains a presentation by Rev. Dr. R. Burn Purdon, Rev. Faye Wakeling and Rev. Pierre Goldberger. The United Church has congregations at Kahnawake and Kanesatake and during the Oka Crisis the ministers "were shocked at the violations of human rights and international conventions: the negation of freedom of access of spiritual leaders; food and medicine; and the free circulation of persons." The group makes a number of recommendations, including accelerated settlement of land claims; the just compensation for the loss of Aboriginal peoples' historical right to exercise sovereignty over their land and society; and recognition of self-government and sovereignty which will be defined by Aboriginal peoples and will vary from nation to nation as an inherent right." A question-and-answer session with the Commissioners follows the presentation.
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 4, Hotel Bonaventure-Hilton, Outremont Room, Montreal, Quebec; Friday, May 28, 1993. Pages 1283-1319.
PlaceMontreal, Quebec, Canada
Oka, Quebec, Canada
Treaty boundariesPeace & Alliance
No treaty
Canada -- National
Cultural regionNortheast
Canada -- National
NamesDussault, Rene, 1939-
Goldberger, Pierre
Purdon, R. Burn
Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
Sillett, Mary
Surete du Quebec
Wakeling, Faye
SubjectGovernment commissions -- Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
Indigenous Peoples General
Indigenous Relations
Churches -- United Church of Canada
Law Enforcement -- Treatment
Racism and stereotypes
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Schools -- Residential
Oka Crisis
Date Range(s)1990-1999
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