Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Regena Crowchild, Sharon Venne and Eric Tootoosis, Indian Association of Alberta

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Database ID31609
InstitutionUniversity of Saskatchewan Archives
Fonds/CollectionNative Law Centre fonds
File/Item ReferenceReference Library, RCAP vol. 159 (Box 25)
Date of creationJune 15, 1993
Physical description/extent83 pages of textual records
Number of images83
Scope and contentThis file contains a presentation by four members of the Indian Association of Alberta. The first speaker, Regena Crowchild, expresses disappointment with the Royal Commission's recommendation that "the right to self-determination is to 'pursue self-government within the structure of Confederation to join in the process of building a country that derives its strength from the contributions of all its peoples' is to misconstrue the meaning of the right of self-determination." Chowchild believes that "states have a duty to accommodate the aspirations of Indigenous peoples. This is Canada's duty, not our duty." After the presentation, Commissioners Erasmus and Chartrand explain that what the presenters perceive as recommendations by the Commission are actually statements reflecting ideas from previous presentations to the Commission. A prickly 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 notesVolume 2, Cherrywood Inn, Edmonton, Alberta; Tuesday, June 15, 1993. Pages 207-289.
PlaceEdmonton, Alberta, Canada
Treaty boundariesTreaty 6
Cultural regionPlains
NamesChartrand, Paul, 1943-
Crowchild, Regena
Erasmus, Georges Henry, 1948- (Chief)
Indian Association of Alberta
International Year of Indigenous People (United Nations)
Lambert, Everett
Lubicon Lake Nation Land Claim
Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
Tootoosis, Eric
Venne, Sharon
World Human Rights Conference
SubjectGovernment commissions -- Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
Indigenous Peoples General
Indigenous Peoples Organizations
Indigenous Relations
Government departments -- Indian and Northern Affairs
Government policy
Law and Legislation -- Acts -- Indian Act
Rights -- Treaty Rights
Charlottetown Accord
Date Range(s)1990-1999
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