Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by John Corbiere, Batchewana Band

Alternate Title
Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples - Transcriptions of Public Hearings and Round Table Discussions
File contains a presentation by John Corbiere relating to the constitutional and legal position of the Metis and off-reserve Aboriginals. He states that on his First Nations, "The present elected band leadership is denying our off-reserve members the opportunity to vote on the basic things that have a crucial effect on their lives. Those members are being excluded from the social and political prosperity of the band. The band council is expecting the government to recognize and uphold its treaty rights, but it will not recognize the rights of its own band members who live in the area in which they assert they can rightfully exercise treaty rights." He requests the Commission's support in this equality of rights court challenge. Following the presentation is a question-and-answer session with the Commissioners.
Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
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Primary Source
[Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, Privy Council Office]
Publication Date
University of Saskatchewan Archives, Native Law Centre fonds, Reference Library, RCAP vol. 37 (Box 5); records from Our Legacy site,
First Nation, Metis, Inuit Locations
Resource Type
Documents & Presentations
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