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White Paper - 1972

File contains correspondence and memorandums regarding issues surrounding the 1969 white paper, and Cabinet Document #747 "Developments in Indian Affairs".

Self Govt - Fed Neg Mandate/97

File contains copies of "Guidelines for Federal Self-Government Negotiators"; a draft discussion paper "Possible consequences of Recognizing Self-Government Agreements as Treaties under section 35 of the Constitution Act; a presentation re: implementation of inherent right and negotiation of self-government; and other related records.

Self Govt Vol. II 1991

File contains what appears to be a workbook of information from the Chiefs' Governance Working Group. Included in the workbook are:
1) Approach to First Nations Government: Governance
2) The Mawiw Council of Chiefs proposal respecting the exploration, development and negotiation of an "Indian Court System"
3) Governance Community-Level Constitution chart
4) Governance
5) Building Blocks Towards Constitutionalizing First Nations Self-Government
6) Chiefs' Governance Working Group Chairman's Working paper on Leadership Selection - Draft #1
7) Chiefs' Governance Working Group Chairman's Discussion Paper on Process
8) Chiefs' Governance Working Group Chairman's Discussion Paper: Need for a Communication Strategy
9) Chiefs' Governance Working Group Chairman's Discussion Paper: Objectives and Means in Changing Crown-First Nations Relationship
10) Concept paper Training Element for Inclusion to Work Plans
11) Discussion paper - Leadership Selection
12) Proposal on Accountability
13) Proposal for First Nations Governance Issue: Legal Status and Capacity
14) A Framework for a Leadership Selection Act (by Voting)
15) Principles Guiding the Development of Alternatives to the Indian Act
16) Chiefs' Governance Working Group status report
17) Leadership Selections Act (draft)

DIA - Staff/Reorg: 9/93

File contains bulletins, memos, and other records related to the staffing and re-organization of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.

Liberal Trix 1997

File contains newspaper clippings related to then Prime Minister Jean Chretien and then Minister of Indian Affairs Ron Irwin.

FNG - March 2002

File contains records related to the Federal Government's "Communities First: First Nations Governance" initiative. Included in the file are correspondence; an assessment of the consultation process by Peter Douglas Elias; and a First Nations Governance Community Consultations summary report by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.

AFA Jan 1986 - Native Funding

File contains records relating to the Government of Canada's Alternative Funding Arrangements for First Nations. In the file are and Alternative Funding Arrangements Managers Guide; New Indian Funding Arrangement Implementation strategy; and a copy of the agreement between the Federal Government and the Nishnawbe-Aski Nation.

FTA Info - DIAND - 6/96

Financial Transfer Arrangements Information Kit created by the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development for the First Nations' Chief and Councils.

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC)

FTA - 5/96

File contains agreements and other records related to Financial Transfer Agreements (FTA). Included in the file are:
1) draft 4 - January 18, 1996 of a Financial Transfer Agreement
2) Financial Transfer Arrangments management assessment workbook
3) Discussion paper on Accountability
4) Financial Transfer Agreement between the Federal Government and the Wagmatcook Band
5) Blank annotated FTA

Claims - Post Oka Vol. II

File contains records pertaining to First Nations Land Claims and the Federal Governments policies. Included in the file are correspondence, meeting minutes and notes, speech transcriptions, and reports from the Federal Government, Chiefs Committee on Claims and others.

AFN - Claims - 7/96

File contains records relating to federal land claims policy reform. Included in the file are:
1) Press statement - Assembly of First Nations (AFN)
2) blank protocol agreement between AFN and the Federal Government
3) Land Rights Update - XVII Annual General Assembly
4) Rolling Draft IV - AFN Chiefs Committee on Claims and AFN Land Rights Unit
5) Correspondence between Chiefs Committee on Claims and Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
6) Nation Indian Brotherhood/Assembly of First Nations Land Rights Unit Report - dispute resolution and First Nations land rights
7) National Indian Brotherhood/Assembly of First Nations Land Rights Unit - Claims Policy Reform annotated bibliography

AFN Claims - 5-6/98 I

File contains records relating claims, and claims resolution. Included are:
1) "Assessing the Fiscal Impacts of Settling Specific Claims" presented to the Assembly of First Nations and the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development by Fiscal Realities
2) "Specific Claims" by P. King
3) Indian Claims Commission - Status of Claims as of May 15, 1998
4) "A First Nations Specific Claims Process - models in other countries" by Douglas Saunders
5) "A First Nations Specific Claims Process - Constitutional Issues" by Douglas Saunders
6) other assorted draft reports, notes, correspondence related to land claims

AFN Claims - 11/98

File contains records relating to the Joint First Nations-Canada Task Force on Claims Policy Reform and the creation of an independent claims body. Included in the file are correspondence; meeting minutes; memorandum and:
1) Drafts "First Nations Specific Claims Resolution Act"
2) First Nations Specific Claims Commission Tribunal Joint AFN-DIAND communication plan

AFN/JTF - March 2001

File contains records relating to the Assembly of First Nations and the First Nations-Canada Joint Task Force (JST) on Specific Claims Reform. Included in the file are:
1) correspondence between Robert D. Nault, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Matthew Coon Come, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations re: Independent Claims Body
2) Presentation "Proposed Independent Claims Body"
3) JTF/Chiefs Council on Claims meeting related records

Delgamuukw Analysis 1998

File contains records relating to the court case "Delgamuukw vs. British Columbia". Included in the file are:
1) Delgamuukw vs British Columbia: Issues Analysis by Peter DiGangi
2) Regarding Delgamuukw: Where do we go from here? Office of M. P. Darrel Stinson
3) Aboriginal claims and the forestry industry: claims processess and recent developments in the courts by R. David House
4) The Delgamuukw Decision - Implications for the Forest Sector - The Forestry Chronicle, Vol. 74, No. 3 1998
5) Open Letter to Aboriginal Rights Council from the Interior Alliance of British Columbia
6) Supreme Court of Canada Delgamuukw Decision backgrounder - Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
7) Supreme Court of Canada - Brief newsletter by Lang Michener Barristers & Solicitors
8) Delgamuukw analysis by Mandell Pindell Barristers & Solicitors
9) Analysis of Delgamuukw decision and its implications for treaty negotiations by Ratcliff & Company Barristers & Solicitors
10) Research Implications of the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in Delgamuukw v. British Columbia by Peter Douglas Elias
11) Delgamuukw v. BC and Canada synopsis and implications for Ontario - Ministry of Natural Resources
12) Delgamuukw versus British Columbia preliminary summary

AFN Delg/May 2000

File contains records related to the Delgamuukw decision and the Canadian Government. Included in the file are:
1) Delgamuukw Implementation Committee background materials and meeting minutes
2) draft strategy framework on the recognition & affirmation of Aboriginal title
3) agendas and accompanying materials related to the May 6-7, 2000 Comprehensive Claims Strategy meeting and the May 8-9, 2000 joint AFN/DOJ/DIAND working session on comprehensive claims policy review
4) Correspondence and press releases
5) Assembly of First Nations - Canada's Comprehensive Claims Policy: The Need for Fundamental Change
6) News release re: Fraser Valley Blockade

DISC July 2000

File contains records related to the Delgamuukw Implementation Strategic Committee. Included in the file is correspondence, reports, and other materials related to claim policy and Delgamuukw.

DISC December 2000

File contains a variety of documents. Included are:
1) Federal Government's Proposed "Non-assertion/Fall-back release technique": a preliminary assessment" by Paul Joffe
2) multiple copies of "Canada's Approach for Dealing with section 35 Rights" - Ministerial recommendations to Cabinet
3) Sun Peaks Resort expansion correspondence
4) Assembly of First Nations - Delgamuukw Implementation Strategic Committee Dec. 12, 2000 meeting kit

AFN DISC Jan 2001

File contains a variety of records. Included are:
1) Memorandum to Cabinet re: Long Term Response to R. v. Marshall
2) Consultation Strategy for First Nations Governance
3) AFN "National First Nations Policy Review on Fisheries" concept paper
4) AFN National Health Conference agenda and program, February 2001
5) Delgamuukw Implementation Strategy Committee Meetings materials
6) booklet of AFN resolutions regarding Delgamuukw principles and implementation
7) booklet of correspondence and other materials regarding Comprehensive Land Claims
8) Society for the Threatened Peoples Austria Working Circle for North American Indians campaign
9) DIANDS Key Priorities at the Start of a New Mandate
10) DIAND Communications strategy, 2001
11) Approach for Dealing with Section 35 Rights - Ministerial Recommendations to Cabinet

NIB/AFN: 1975-1982

File contains four publications:
1) Indian News - Special Edition, Vol. 23 No. 2 May 1982 Indian and Inuit Affairs Program
2) Coalition of First Nations: Sovereignty & Nationhood
3) National Indian Brotherhood 1975
4) Statement by Dr. David Ahenakew, National Chief Assembly of First Nations

Indian Act- AFN July 1996

File contains kit "Indian Act Amendments - briefing and background materials" created for the Assembly of First Nations General Assembly held July 8-10, 1996.

Ind. Act: Res/Bckgrnd

File contains records related to the proposed amendments to the Indian Act. Included in the file is correspondence and an Assembly of First Nations "Resolutions and Related Correspondence" packet of documents.

AFN 2000 - Election etc.

File contains a variety of Assembly of First Nations (AFN) records. Included are:
1) AFN/Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada joint initiative National Gathering Info. Kit, July 2000
2) Election brochure - candidates profiles
3) draft First Nations Languages Act
4) Record of AFN resolutions July 1999 to June 2000
5) The Delgamuukw/Gisday'wa Nation process folder with information inside
6) Living Languages Lasting Cultures AFN Conference Book 2000

FNG April 2001

File contains records related to the April 11, 2001 meeting between Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) and the Assembly of First Nations regarding the Federal Government's proposed legislative initiatve on First Nations' Governance. Included in the file are handwritten notes; meeting overview document; correspondence; and a meeting kit.

Cabinet Nov/98

File contains clippings and documents related to "Gathering Strength" the Federal Government's response to the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples.

Federal Budget 1998

File has records related to Federal Government budget information for 1998. Included are newspaper clippings; papers; and Indian Affairs and Northern Development budget information.

DIA - 98/99 Estimates

File contains two documents: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and Canadian Polar Commission 1998-1999 estimates - a report on plans and priorities; and Comprehensive Claims Policy and Status of Claims, Nov. 21, 1997.

Federal Budgets

File contains records related to various Federal budgets. Included in the file are:
1) newspaper clippings
2) Lang Michener "In Brief" - Spring 1997, Spring 1995
3) News release re: DIAND program review and accompanying report
4) Presentation to the Assembly of First Nations on 1995-1996 Expenditures for Aboriginal Peoples
5) The Budget in Grief - Assembly of First Nations, March 15, 1990

Govt Bios

File contains news stories, biographies and histories for government officials who worked for Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada and Ministry of Indigenous Affairs.

Ind. Act - Case Law

Copy of the report by Gordon J. Burrell and Douglas E. Sanders "Handbook of Case Law on the Indian Act".

C-6: Ed John Report

File contains a copy of the final report by Grand Chief Edward John of the Tl'atz'en First Nation on the Federal Government's proposed independent claims body.
The Federal Bill was ultimately rejected by First Nations.

Bill C-60 - Sept 2002

File contains records related to Bill C-60 Specific Claims bill. Included in the file are:
1) Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Chiefs' Strategic Committee reports
2) Assembly of First Nations Chiefs Committee on Claims records
3) Indian Claims Commission records
4) Correspondence
5) Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development Legislative Process booklet

AFN - CCC - 22 May 2002

File contains records related to the Chiefs Committee on Claims and the proposal for an independent claims body. Included in the file are meeting agendas and minutes, updates, and a copy of the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development Legislative Process manual.

C. Y. I. Umbrella

File contains a copy of the Council for Yukon Indians Comprehensive Land Claims Agreement in Principle, a newspaper clipping, and correspondence between the Minister of Indian Affairs and the Council for Yukon Indians.

Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation

File contains two published documents:
2018.008.022.007.001 Entente sur L'Autonomie Gouvernementale de la Premiere Nation de Little Salmon/Carmacks
2018.008.022.007.002 Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation Final Agreement

Tr'ondek Hwechi'in

File contains two published documents:
2018.008.022.009.001 Tr'ondek Hwech'in Self-Government Agreement
2018.008.022.009.002 Tr'ondek Hwech'in Final Agreement

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC)

Gwich'in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement

File contains three documents:

2018.008.023.007.001 Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement Between Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada and The Gwich'in as represented by The Gwich'in Tribal Council, July 13, 1991

2018.008.023.007.002 Gwich'in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement volumes 1 & 2, April 22, 1992

B. C. Treaty Comm Vol. I

File contains records related to the British Columbia Treaty Commission. Along with newspaper clippings, correspondence, and other related materials there are:
1) two copies of "Building a New Relationship with First Nations in British Columbia - Canada's response to the report of the B. C. Claims Task Force
2) newsletter "Pride in Partnership - British Columbia"
3) two copies of "British Columbia Treaty Commission Agreement"
4) newsletter "Treaty News" July 1995, and December 1996 editions
5) "The Report of The British Columbia Claims Task Force" July 28, 1991
6) "Aboriginal Rights and Title - A Made in B. C. Approach" by the Westbank Indian Council
7) Form 11 - Chief R. Kwasistala on behalf of the Lichkwilthach hereditary chiefs and others v. Canadian Government
8) Outline and background on BC Treaty Commission

Douglas Treaties - DIA

File contains "The Vancouver Island Treaties (1850-1854) by Dennis Madill; "B. C. Indian Treaties in Historical Perspective" by Dennis Madill, published by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada; and correspondence between The First Nations of South Island to Deputy Minister Harry Swain re: Treaty and Aboriginal Rights.

BC Interior

File contains a variety of newspaper clippings, correspondence and brochures regarding Indigenous Nations of Interior British Columbia.

MC - Marshall Dec/2000

File contains the following documents:
1) Canada's Approach for Dealing with Section 35 rights
2) Consultation strategy for First Nation Governance (FNG)
3) DIAND's Key Priorities at the Start of a New Mandate
4) DIAND Communication Strategy
5) Memorandum to cabinet re: long term response to R. v. Marshall
6) newsclippings on FNG

H & F - Income Secure

File contains records related to income security for Indigenous hunters and trappers. Included in the file are:
1) brochure "James Bay Cree Communities of Northern Quebec - Sports & Recreation Campaign 1983/84/85"
2) proposal and paper by Ignatius E. La Rusic "The Income Security Program for Cree Hunters and Trappers - A study of the design, operation, and initial impacts of the Guaranteed Annual Income programme established under the James Bay and Northern Quebec agreement"
3) "Income Security for Subsistence Huntes - a review of the first five years of operation of the Income Security Programme for Cree Hunters and Trappers" by Ignatius E. La Rusic

Pop. & Bands By Treaty

File contains various census documents created by Reserves and Trusts - Indian and Inuit Affairs Program, Department of Indian and Northern Affairs. Included are:
1) Estimated Registered Indian Population by Settlement as of December 31, 1979
2) Registered Indian Population by age, sex and residence for region 3 (Ontario) districts, 1982
3) Registered Indian Population as of December 31, 1982 by Electoral District Pursuant to the 1976 Representation Order
4) Registered Indian Population by sex and residence, 1981

Ind Act: 11/96

File contains records related to the Assembly of First Nations Chiefs' Committee on Enforcement of First Nations-Crown Relationship. Included are meeting minutes, notes, correspondence, and other materials.

Ind Act: 9-10/96

File contains records related to Indian Act Amendments by the Federal Government. Included in the file is information regarding the proposed amendments, the Assembly of First Nations Chiefs' Committee on Enforcement of First Nations-Crown Relationship and other records.

Ind. Act Govt - Vol. I - 4/95-9/96

File contains records related to amendments to the Indian Act. Included in the file is a speech by DIAND Minister Ronald Irwin; DIAND press release and accompanying proposed changes to Indian Act; and an annotated summary of DIAND's Indian Act Amendments.

INAC File 701/1-2-2-2 Vol. 2

File contains photocopies of documents from Indian and Northern Affairs Canada regarding Alberta Indian consultations on amendments to the Indian Act between 1967-1968.

FNG - Governance 2006

File contains "secret" advice to Minister regarding First Nations governance and an Ontario Government redacted briefing note regarding the Batchewana First Nation.

Oka - Akwesasne

File contains news clippings, newspapers and other materials regarding Akwesasne in 1979 and Kanesatake (Oka) in 1990.

Federal-Provincial & Indians pt. 2

File contains correspondence, memorandums, and agreements in regards to the assignment of lands and natural resources in Alberta and Manitoba between the Federal and Provincial governments. Also in the file is a copy of the proceedings of the Joint Committee of the Senate and House of Commons on Indian Affairs held May 16, 1961, and a 2 page information sheet on Federal-Provincial responsibility for Indians.

Jean Chretien - 1971

Copy of "The Unfinished Tapestry - Indian Policy in Canada" delivered by Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Developement Jean Chretien as part of the Dunning Trust Lectures held at Queen's University on March 17, 1971.

Self Govt Policy, 1986-1990

File contains a copy of Sally M. Weaver's "Self Government Policy for Indians 1980-1990: Political Transformation of Symbolic Gestures"; 2 copies of "Notes on Cabinet Documents Relating to Self-Government"; Copy of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Federal and Provincial governments and the Nishnawbe-Aksi Nation, 1985; and a copy of "Self Government Negotiations status report.

Fed Policy 1984 - Memos

Copy of memo and accompanying slides relating to the slide presentation for the Cabinet Committee. Slides contain information on the impact of governmental legislation and policy on Indian Rights.

DIAND: Indian Population 1995

File contains 2 copies of the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs (DIAND) draft policy on population statistics for on-and off reserve indigenous populations. Also in the file is Peter Di Gangi's analysis of the document, created for the Union of Nova Scotia Indians.

Custom Law

One copy of "Native Customs and the Law" authored by William B. Henderson for the Research Branch, Corporate Policy Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.

DIA - Partnership 1999

Discussion reports "Strengthening the Partnership: Let's Commit to It!" from the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development's National Manager's Meeting held in Montreal in 1999.

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC)

Fed Treaty Policy - 96-98

File contains several documents relating to Federal Government treaties. Included are:
1) Preliminary Views on Treaties and the Treaty Relationship - Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, July 15-17, 1997
2) Speaking notes for Jane Stewart, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development in reply to throne speech, Oct. 2, 1997
3) Treaty implementation issues papers
4) list of historic Indian treaties

DIAND - 97/98 Plan

File contains a copy of the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development's Framework for Action 1997-1998, and related materials.

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC)

Inherent Rite 5/95

File contains a copy of the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development's Framework for Action 1997-1998, and related materials.

ITAB - Utility Tax By-Laws B. C.

File contains records relating to taxation and First Nations. File contains two copies of the Skuppah First Nation assessment by-law; news releases about appointment to Indian Taxation Advisory Board; and a copy of "Why Tax? - Considerations for First Nations Councils".

FTA - July 1999

File contains correspondence and a draft copy of the Financial Transfer Agreement (FTA).

Claims - ADR - 91

Preliminary study "The Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Specific Claims". Prepared for Specific Claims Branch, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development Canada by Ben Hoffman of Concorde Inc.

Hoffman, Ben

Claims - JWG: December/92

File contains records created by/for the Specific Claims Joint Working Group (JWG). Records included correspondence; draft resolutions; JWG meeting minutes - Ottawa December 8-9, 1992; chronology of JWG meetings and discussions; JWG meeting minutes - Winnipeg January 26-27, 1993; Chiefs Committee on Claims meeting agenda, January 28-29, 1993; JWG meeting minutes - Val D'Or, Quebec November 3-5, 1992; and report - consultation on ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) systems.

AFN/DIA Claims 2/96-

File contains records created by or regarding the Assembly of First Nations and land claims reform. Some of the records in the file are: Land Rights Unit update; First Nations Land Rights in Canada seminar; Rolling draft #4 - Claims Policy Reform; letter to Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development re: reform of Federal claims policies.

AFN Claims 7/97

File contains records relating to claims policy reform. Included in the file are:
1) Joint First Nations - Crown Task Force on Claims Policy Reform
2) Report to the AFN Chiefs Committee on Claims
3) Joint Task Force meeting summaries
4) Deputy's Paper for the Australian Reconciliation Convention (ARC)
5) "Natural Justice and Procedural Fairness" by Bruce Gilpin

AFN-ICB - May 2001

File contains records related to the establishment of an Independent Claims Body. Included is correspondence between Matthew Coon Come, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations and Robert D. Nault, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development; Assembly of First Nations update: Independent Claims Body - AFN Confederacy report; and other records.

Delgamuukw - One Year After conference

File contains program for the "Delgamuukw: One Year After" conference. The conference was sponsored by The Aboriginal Policy Forum and The University of Victoria and was held February 18-19, 1999 in Victoria, British Columbia.

Lands, Revenues and Trusts (LRT) Review

Sub-series contains reports and associated materials from Indian and Northern Affairs Canada's Lands, Revenues and Trusts Review. Included are:

2018.008.011.009.001 LRT Phase I Report, 1988

2018.008.011.009.002 LRT Phase I Report #7 Ligitation [sic] - Office of the Comptroller General of Canada, Econosault-Lavalin, DPA Group Inc. and MacLeod Lyle Smith McManus, November 1987

2018.008.011.009.003 LRT Phase II Report

2018.008.011.009.004 LRT Phase II Report Appendix B By-laws/Enforcement Indian Justice System Options - Lang Michener Lash Johnston Barristers & Solicitors

2018.008.011.009.005 LRT Phase II Report Appendix C Substantive Guidelines and Model By-laws

2018.008.011.009.006 LRT Phase II Final Report First Nations Law Executive Summary

2018.008.011.009.007 LRT Phase II Final Report Powers of Bands and Band Councils - Gowling, Strathy & Henderson Barristers & Solicitors - Sept. 1989

2018.008.011.009.008 LRT Phase II Final Report Elections - Eliasson, Apostle, Patterson and Associates - Dec. 9, 1988

2018.008.011.009.009 LRT Phase II Final Report Individual Accounts - Price Waterhouse - Aug. 3, 1989

2018.008.011.009.010 LRT Phase II Final Report Membership - Aug, 1989

2018.008.011.009.011 LRT Phase II Final Report Band Moneys - Price Waterhouse - Aug. 15, 1989

2018.008.011.009.012 LRT Phase II Report Indian Government Issues Elections of Chiefs and Band Councils - Potential Changes to Legislation, Regulations and The Appeal Process - Eliasson, Apostle, Patterson and Associates - Dec. 8, 1988

2018.008.011.009.013 LRT Review of the Legal Liaison and Support Directorate - Stevenson Kellogg Ernst & Whinney Management Consultants - Jan. 1989

2018.008.011.009.014 Executive Summary of the DIAND LRT Review Phase II Reports - AFN LRT Review

2018.008.011.009.015 The Lands, Revenues and Trusts (LRT) Review - The Great Debate

FNG - May 2001 Confed.

File contains records related to First Nations Governance. Included in the file is:
1) correspondence
2) Communities First: First Nations Governance consultation package - INAC
3) Confederacy of Nations 2001 booklets (4) "AFN Briefing on the Governance Initiative"

FNG - June/July 2001

File contains records related to First Nations Governance. Included in the file are:
1) news clippings
2) correspondence
3) draft "Facilitating the Exercise of Self Government: a co-operative approach between Canada and the Assembly of First Nations"
4) briefing notes
5) Anasazi newsletter Vol. 7 No. 1
6) "Is There Life After the Indian Act? Part 1

FNG Fall 2001

File contains records related to First Nations Governance. It includes correspondence, analysis, newspaper clippings and reports primarily related to the joint Assembly of First Nations - Department of Indian and Northern Development work plans for self government.

Water Rites V. I

File contains records related to Indigenous water rights. Included in the file are:
1) Correspondence - International Indian Water Rights Coalition
2) Indian Resource and Water Rights - Kenneth J. Tyler
3) Title to the Water Bed: The Legal History of the Ad Medium Filum Aquae Rule - Rose Boyko Wuerscher
4) Indian Water Rights in the Western United States: An Historical Overview and Discussion of Some Current Issues - Jeffrey A. Ross
5) Peigan Nation Administration water rights lawsuit
6) Carrier Sekani Tribal Council legal documents re: Kemano II project

UNations/Canada: 1988

File contains news clippings and United Nations reports regarding Canada and its Indigenous Peoples. United Nations reports are from United Nations Economic and Social Council.

C-79 Master Kit - xerox

File contains master copies of legal briefs, analyses, speaking notes, and other records related to Bill C-79 - an act to permit certain modifications in the application of the Indian Act to bands that desire them created/collected by the Assembly of First Nations. Included are:
1) Preliminary notes on Bill C-79
2) correspondence between Assembly of First Nations and Nahwegahbow, Nadjiwan Barrister and Solicitors
3) Framework for Analysis: Diand's proposed Indian Act amendments
4) Remarks on Bill C-79. the 'Optional Indian Act Modification Act'
5) Submission to Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development on the Optional Indian Act Modification Act by the North Shore Tribal Council
6) copy of Bill C-79

DIAND - Bckgrnd - 96

File contains records related to the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (DIAND). Included in the file are DIAND news releases; Human Resources Development Canada news releases; correspondence; "You Wanted to Know" printouts from the DIAND website; and several audits of DIAND initiatives.

DIAN - Treaty $

File contains a single correspondence between the Assembly of First Nations and Indian and Northern Affairs Canada regarding First Nations funding from the Federal Government.

AFN Claims Jan 99

File contains records related to specific claims and the claims process. Included are news paper clippings, correspondence and accompanying materials.

AFN Claims 5/2000

File contains records related to the creation of an independent claims body in Canada. Included are newsclippings, correspondence and reports.

Claims - North

File contains a paper and a report regarding Indigenous land claims in Northern Canada. Included in the file are:
1) The Political Economy of Native Land Claims in the Canadian North by J. I. Prattis
2) A Survey of the History and Claims of the Native Peoples of Northern Canada by William R. Morrison for Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

Xting 84 Vol. I

First of two folders filled with materials from the November 1984 Assembly of First Nations conference on Land Claims and Extinguishment. Also in the file are meeting notes from the Land Claims Steering Committee meetings held in October of that year.

Dene

File contains records related to the Dene/Metis Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement. Included in the file are:
1) Correspondence
2) Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement between Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada and the Gwich'in as represented by the Gwich'in Tribal Council and supplement to the agreement
3) Dene/Metis Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement in Principle
4) Analysis and Commentary: March 31, 1990 Draft of the Dene/Metis Claims Agreement - Assembly of First Nations Centre for Treaty Advocacy
5) Dene Leadership Meeting motions
6) Supreme Court of Canada appeal re: unpatented crown land in the Northwest Territories

BCTC - Spring 98

File contains correspondence, reports, and news clippings regarding British Columbia First Nations treaty negotiations, and materials from the First Nations Summit. Included are annual reports from the B. C. Treaty Commission, and information packages from the First Nations Summit.

Corbiere

File contains records related to Batchewana Indian Band v. Canada (Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs). Included in the file is a copy of the decision, notes by Pete Di Gangi, and "Response to Corbiere" by the Assembly of First Nations.

Northern Flood agreement between Canada, Manitoba, York Factory First Nation, and Manitoba Hydro-electric Board

Copy of the agreement: "Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada as represented by the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development of the First Part, and Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Manitoba as represented by the Minister of Northern Affairs of the Second Part, and The York Factory First Nation as represented by the Chief and Council of the Third Part, and The Manitoba Hydro-Electric Board of the Fourth Part".

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and Canadian Polar Commission reports

File contains performance and expenditure reports from Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and the Canadian Polar Commission. Included in the file are:
2018.008.026.003.001 1993-1994 Estimates Part III
2018.008.026.003.002 1997-1998 Estimates - A Report on Plans and Priorities Pilot Document (2 copies)
2018.008.026.003.003 Estimates Performance Report for the period ending March 31, 1998
2018.008.026.003.004 1998-1999 Estimates Part III - Report on Plans and Priorities
2018.008.026.003.005 Estimates Performance Report for the period ending March 31, 1999
2018.008.023.003.006 1999-2000 Estimates Part III - Report on Plans and Priorities
2018.008.023.003.007 2000-2001 Estimates Part III - Report on Plans and Priorities

NAN - Land/Resources

File contains records related to the Nishnawbe-Aski Nation. Included are:
1) Nishnawbi-Aski Resource Development Project (NARDP Historical and Archival Research Project) re: Detour Mine by Peter Di Gangi, 1983
2) Nishnawbe-Aski Sovereignty - a right to self-determination through self-governance
3) correspondence re: Indigenous treaty and land rights
4) Nishnawbe-Aski Nation brochure

Hunting Proposal

File contains records related to Indigenous harvesting/hunting/trapping. Included in the file are:
1) Workplan to develop a manual for harvest studies
2) handwritten meeting notes re: hunting/fishing
3) Report on the Fur Development Program Proposal to Develop a National Database for Aboriginal Harvesters
4) Framework for Discussions on the Possibility of a Bilateral Treaty Process between the Assembly of First Nations and the Federal Crown
5) Research Initiative: Creation of a Quantitative Database on the Importance of Trapping/Hunting in Canada to Aboriginal Peoples and other Indigenous Lifestyles

Environment

File contains a variety of reports related to the Environment, Environmental Policy and the Resources Access Negotiations Program. Included in the file are:
1) Building a Future - Summary of Socio-Economic Agreements - Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
2) Resource Access Negotiations Program status report 1992-1996 - Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
3) National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy - a report to Canadians 1989-1990
4) Canadian Biodiversity Strategy 1995 - Environment Canada

Population & Migration

File contains two Indian and Northern Affairs Canada reports:
1) Indian Register Population by Sex and Residence 1994
2) Migration Projections of Registered Indians, 1982-1996

DIAND - Stats & Propog

File contains various documents created by the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs. Include are:
1) What You Wanted to Know - Some answers to the most often asked questions about programs and services for Registered Indians in Canada
2) Indians and Inuit of Canada booklet and map
3) Special Edition of "Intercom" newsletter, January 1991

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