Presentation by Will Basque

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Database ID28779
InstitutionUniversity of Saskatchewan Archives
Fonds/CollectionNative Law Centre fonds
File/Item ReferenceReference Library, RCAP vol. 7 (Box 1)
Date of creationMay 6, 1992
Physical description/extent38 pgs
Number of images38
Scope and contentFile contains a presentation by Will Basque of Eskasoni, PEI. Micmac is a Smoganist or soldier veteran in Micmac, and represents all the combat veterans of the Micmac nation. Basque fought in both the Dominican Republic, and twice during the Vietnam War. Basque relays a history of the Micmac nation, with particular emphasis on its Catholic nature, and recognition as the "first state" of Canada. He also discusses legal developments in Canada and the United States, as well as residential schools, the Indian Act, and other matters. Following the presentation is a discussion with the Commissioners regarding the issues covered.
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 Box 1 Transcripts, Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, Eskasoni, Prince Edward Island. Wednesday, May 6, 1992. Volume 1. pgs 85-123.
Treaty boundariesPeace & Friendship
Canada -- National
Cultural regionNortheast
Canada -- National
NamesBasque, Will
Erasmus, Georges Henry, 1948- (Chief)
Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
SubjectGovernment commissions -- Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
Armed Forces -- Service -- Veteran
Armed Forces -- service
Armed Forces
Indigenous Relations
Indigenous Peoples General
Churches -- Roman Catholic
Schools -- Residential
Law and Legislation -- Acts -- Indian Act
Date Range(s)1990-1999
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