Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples - Transcriptions of Public Hearings and Round Table Discussions
The file contains a presentation by Gerard Kenney. Kenney, a telecommunications engineer with Bell Canada in the 1960s and early 1970s, discusses his experiences traveling to the High Arctic Relocation communities of Pond Inlet, Grise Fiord, and Resolute Bay during this era. Kenney also discusses his research at the National Archives in the early 1990s seeking to find evidence of Canadian intentions, or as he calls it, the "smoking gun," behind the High Arctic Relocation program. Kenney discusses how his research eventually lead him to believe that the rationale behind the relocation was not sovereignty concerns but rather "a sincere concern on the part of the government for the welfare of the Inuit living on the stark and unproductive 'hungry coast' on the eastern side of Hudson Bay. This included Inukjuak." Following the presentation the assembled Commissioners question and discuss some of the points raised with Kenney.
Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
[Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, Privy Council Office]
University of Saskatchewan Archives, Native Law Centre fonds, Reference Library, RCAP vol. 173 (Box 28); records from Our Legacy site, http://scaa.sk.ca/ourlegacy
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