Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by the Nisga'a First Nation

The file contains a presentation by the Nisga'a First Nation by Herbert Morven, Reg Percival, Peter Squires, and Tommy Dennis. Herbert Morven introduces the other presenters; Reg Percival speaks on behalf of the Gitlakdamix Band Council and the Tribal Council, Peter Squires speaks on behlaf of the Health Board, and Tommy Dennis makes a presentation on behalf of the Nisga'a Nation's urban locals. Percival discusses comprehensive land claims, rights, self-governance, economic development, family violence and sexual abuse, education issues, fishing and hunting rights, environmental issues, and residential schools. Squires discusses health issues, the Indian Act, federal funding, and self-governance. Herbert Morven discusses transportation, economic development, poverty, federal relations, and education issues as well as making a variety of recommendations addressing them. Stewart discusses off-reserve and urban concerns such as education, health, the Department of Indian Affairs and its' outlook, and landlord abuses. Tommy Dennis discusses urban issues, the Nisga'a urban local system, the Indian Act, the British North America Act, land title issues, and makes a variety of recommendations on education and government. Following the presentations are some remarks by Commissioners Paul Chartrand and Bertha Wilson on the contents.
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University of Saskatchewan Archives, Native Law Centre fonds, Reference Library, RCAP vol. 137 (Box 22); records from Our Legacy site,
First Nation, Metis, Inuit Locations
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