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The Athabasca Barges

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Graham Guest
Denosa, October 1981, pp. 16-17
Description
Riverboats have sailed from Fort McMurray, Alberta, to Lake Athabasca, Saskatchewan, for almost a century. The article describes today's system of tug-boats and barges, and traces the history of riverboats from early times.
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Diocese of Athabasca

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Author/Creator
Missionary Society Church of England in Canada
Description
Informational publication on the progress of the Church of England's missionary work in Canada. Includes maps of the Diocese of Athabasca and of aerial routes into northern Canada. Also some scenic images of the Diocese. Includes images of a confirmation service and various group photos.

Historical note:

In 1955 the Church of England in Canada became the Anglican Church of Canada.
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Historical Métis Communities in Region One of the Métis Nation of Alberta, 1881-1916

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Frank Tough
Jonathan Anuik
Description

Investigation into whether there was a Métis presence in the Wood Buffalo region uses descriptive narrative records from the Geological Survey of Canada and the Royal Northwest Mounted Police, census data, surnames of enumerated individuals in Fort Chipewyan, Fort McMurray, Lac La Biche, and North West Halfbreed Scrip  applications.

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History of Métis Lands in Alberta

Alternate Title
An Alternative to Scrip: Saint-Paul-des-Métis
Métis Land: Rights and Scrip Conference
The Moccasin Flats Evictions: Métis Home, Forced Relocation, and Resilience in Fort McMurray, Alberta
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Nathalie Kermoal
Tara Joly
Almer Waniandy
Description
Two presentations: "An Alternative to Scrip: Saint-Paul-des-Métis" and "The Moccasin Flats Evictions: Métis Home, Forced Relocation, and Resilience in Fort McMurray, Alberta" followed by question and answer period. Duration: 1:16:26.
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Regulatory Tribunals and Aboriginal Consultation

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Author/Creator
Nigel Bankes
Resources (Canadian Institute of Resources Law), vol. 82, Spring, 2003, pp. [1]-7
Description
Discusses the duty of consultation, its' sources and upon whom the duty is imposed.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Betsy Brooks, President, Metis Nation Local 1935

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Description
File contains a presentation by Betsy Brooks, President, Metis Nation Local 1935. Brooks discusses the Metis local in Fort McMurray and some of its challenges including the lack of an administration building and funding concerns. Following the presentation Betsy discusses some of these issues with Commissioners Chartrand and Blakeney.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Betty Collicott, Mayor of Fort McMurray

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File contains a presentation by Betty Collicott, Mayor of Fort McMurray. Collicott discusses her views on the Commission, and the ommission of municipal government's from its mandate. Collicott then expounds upon why she thinks municipal governments are very important, and some of her concerns regarding local Aboriginal issues including neglect of the Metis population, homelessness, delivery of services, and family breakdown.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Doug McCrae, President, Keyano College

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File contains a presentation by Doug McCrae, President of Keyano College. McCrae discusses his College's operations and its relations to the Aboriginal community as well as area industries such as forestry and oil sands extraction. Following the presentation McCrae discusses some of the issues raised with Commissioners Blakeney and Chartrand.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Duncan Awasis, Mark Amy Centre

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File contains a presentation by Duncan Awasis, Mark Amy Centre. Awasis gives the first half of his presentation in Cree (English translation is provided in the text) and the second half in English. Awasis stresses the importance of rediscovering the "Indian way" in terms of culture and spirituality to heal the people. Awasis also mentions some of the problems facing the community of Fort McMurrary that he has encountered during his work at the Mark Amy Centre, an alcohol addiction treatment centre.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Dwayne Desjaralais, Fort McMurray First Nation

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File contains a presentation by Dwayne Desjarlais, Fort McMurray First Nation. Desjarlais discusses the Al-Pac pulp mill near Lake Athabasca, which he states is the largest on earth. Specifically Desjarlais discusses the enviornmental impacts of such development and the need for First Nations input into the process. Following the presentation is a discussion between Desjarlais and Commissioners Chartrand and Blakeney.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Elmer Herman, Metis Nation

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File contains a presentation by Elmer Herman. Herman discusses his work for the Metis Nation in Alberta as an advising counsellor, his views on Bill C-31, and the need for a Metis landbase. Following his presentation Commissioners Blakeney and Chartrand discuss the issues raised therein with Herman and previous presenter Betsy Brooks.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Joan Tornberg, Tornberg and Associates

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File contains a presentation by Joan Tornberg, Tornberg and Associates. Tornberg, a Metis woman, operates a service delivery agency in Northern Alberta. Tornberg presents on issues related to education and job training for Aboriginal people in the community of Anzac, Alberta. Following her presentation are some remarks by Commissioners Chartrand and Blakeney.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Mike Mercredi, Director of Athabasca Tribal Corporation

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File contains a presentation by Mike Mercredi, Director of Athabasca Native Development Corporation. Mercredi describes the mandate and goals of his organization which represents Metis and First Nations people throughout Northern Alberta, and works to provide economic opportunity for them. Mercredi discusses some of the challenges his organization has faced, and some of the structural problems confronting northern economic development. Following the presentation are some remarks by Commissioner Paul Chartrand.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Nancy Scanie

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File contains a presentation by Nancy Scanie. Scanie discusses her experiences as a Non-Status woman, and her views on the situation of Aboriginal peoples in Canada. Following the presentation Commissioners Blakeney and Chartrand discuss some of the issues raised with her including reconciling Special Status with Equality, and a gradual transition to self-governance. Following this discussion the day's proceedings are adjourned.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Olie Schell, Manager, Career Development and Employment, Government of Alberta

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File contains a presentation by Olie Schell. Schell is the manager of Career Development and Employment for the Government of Alberta. Schell discusses programs which Alberta Career Development and Employment have been involved with in the area around Fort McMurray. Following the presentation is a discussion between Schell and Commissioners Blakeney and Chartrand on some of these programs.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Tony Punko, Executive Director, Athabasca Tribal Corporation

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File contains a presentation by Tony Punko, Executive Director of the Athabasca Tribal Corporation. Punko outlines his views on Federal policy towards First Nations, with particular attention to legislative, economic, and social issues. Punko suggests that more attention need be payed to issues of local self-governance. Following the presentation is a discussion between the Commissioners and Punko on these topics.
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Ryan's Dog Team Leaving Fort McMurray, Alberta

Images » Photographs
Author/Creator
Emrys Jones
Description
Note on back: "Ryan's dog train leaving (Fort) McMurray for the North. Note the Alaska sleigh used in the soft ice of early spring." Probably taken in 1928. Prof. Emrys Jones donated a large collection of early northern photographs to the Institute for Northern Studies, University of Saskatchewan, in 1968.
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