Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Gerrard Kenney

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Database ID31771
InstitutionUniversity of Saskatchewan Archives
Fonds/CollectionNative Law Centre fonds
File/Item ReferenceReference Library, RCAP vol. 173 (Box 28)
Date of creationJune 29, 1993
Physical description/extent67 pages
Number of images67
Scope and contentThe file contains a presentation by Gerard Kenney. Kenney, a telecommunications engineer with Bell Canada in the 1960s and early 1970s, discusses his experiences traveling to the High Arctic Relocation communities of Pond Inlet, Grise Fiord, and Resolute Bay during this era. Kenney also discusses his research at the National Archives in the early 1990s seeking to find evidence of Canadian intentions, or as he calls it, the "smoking gun," behind the High Arctic Relocation program. Kenney discusses how his research eventually lead him to believe that the rationale behind the relocation was not sovereignty concerns but rather "a sincere concern on the part of the government for the welfare of the Inuit living on the stark and unproductive 'hungry coast' on the eastern side of Hudson Bay. This included Inukjuak." Following the presentation the assembled Commissioners question and discuss some of the points raised with Kenney.
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, Citadel Inn, Ottawa, Ontario; Monday, June 29, 1993. Pages 460-526.
PlaceOttawa, Ontario, Canada
Treaty boundariesNo treaty
Canada -- National
Cultural regionArctic
Canada -- National
NamesArctic Institute of North America
Chartrand, Paul, 1943-
Erasmus, Georges Henry, 1948- (Chief)
Kenney, Gerard
National Archives of Canada
Robinson, Viola
Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
Sillett, Mary
Wilson, Bertha, 1923-2007 (Justice)
SubjectGovernment commissions -- Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
Government policy
Opinion -- Citizen
Community Histories
Community Life
Inuit Affairs
Inuit Affairs -- Lifestyle
Indigenous Relations
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Date Range(s)1990-1999
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