Copies of pages in the Register of Land Purchases from Indians and additional pages recording other agreements made by the Hudson's Bay Company in Nanaimo and Fort Rupert, which were also known as the Douglas treaties.
Note: The title and description of this document uses wording that was common to mainstream society of that time period in history. As such, it contains language that is no longer in common use and may offend some readers. This wording should not be construed to represent the views of the Indigenous Studies Portal or the University of Saskatchewan Library.
File contains a photocopy of an essay by Ben Franklin written in 1784 called: "Remarks Concerning the Savages of North America," taken from Chapter 40 of an unknown source.
Historical background and submissions to Indian Claims Commission (ICC) whether descendents and former members of the Michel Band are entitled to be recognized as members under the Indian Act. ICC concluded Canada has no obligation to recognize or reconstitute the Band; ICC recommended the claim regarding invalid reserve surrenders be submitted to Specific Claims. [This file has been saved and made available online with permission from the Indian Claims Commission website before it closed down in March 2009.]
BC Studies, no. 192, Nikkei History, Winter, 2016/2017, pp. 150-152
Book reviews of:
From Recognition to Reconciliation by Patrick Macklem, Douglas Sanderson.
From Treaty Peoples to Treaty Nation by Greg Poelzer, Ken. S. Coates.
Entire review section on one pdf. To access this review scroll to p. 150.
Understanding of treaty promises; distribution of food, ammunition, etc. in earlier times; interesting accounts of home-made agricultural equipment (aswell as that supplied by Dept. of Indian Affairs).
Discusses the legal and constitutional duty to consult First Nations and accommodate their interests when Crown land and natural resource management decisions may adversely impact Treaty rights protected under the Constitution Act, 1982.