Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by John Edsu

File contains a presentation by John Edsu of Fort McPherson. Edsu discusses his views on the trapping industry in the area and his view of its great importance to people of the north. Edsu protests southerners coming in as transient labour and taking jobs that he feels northerners are qualified to do. He also discusses rival claims over land by trappers and large multinational resource companies. He requests recognition from the federal Government of the importance of the trapping industry to his people, and criticizes the anti-fur movement as destructive and naive. Following the presentation Rene Dussault questions Mr. Edsu on his ideas, and Allan Blakeney points out that he thinks the anti-fur movement is not a creature of the federal government as he seem to think Edsu seems to be implying, but rather a broad based international movement. Commissioner Sillet thanks Mr. Edsu for his presentation.
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University of Saskatchewan Archives, Native Law Centre fonds, Reference Library, RCAP vol. 9 (Box 1); records from Our Legacy site,
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