Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation on behalf of Peigan Indian Band
University of Saskatchewan Archives, Native Law Centre fonds
The file contains a presentation on behalf of the Peigan Indian Band by Chief Leonard Bastien, Rod North Peigan, and Edwin Yellow Horn. Chief Basiten discusses some of the issues which face the Piegan people including water rights (including with reference to the Oldman River dispute), and reserve land expropriation. Chief Bastien also relates some of the history of his people, their creation story, the signing of Treaty 7 in 1877, the implications and aftermath of the Treaty process, and grievances against the government. Following the presentation Commissioner Georges Erasmus discusses some of the issues raised with Chief Bastien and the other two presenters.
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