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Aboriginal Links: Canada & U.S.

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Aboriginal Links: Canada and U.S.
Bill Henderson Law Resources
Bill's Aboriginal Links: Canada and US
Web Sites » Personal
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Links include sites about land claims, Treaty, case law, business, media, First Nations, Inuit, Metis organizations, and a gateway to many Native American sites.
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Alexis First Nation Inquiry: TransAlta Utilities Rights of Way Claim

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Indian Claims Commission
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Historical background and submissions to Indian Claims Commission (ICC) concerning the federal Crown's granting of three rights of way to Calgary Power on Alexis IR133 during 1950s and 1960s. ICC concluded no effort was made to provide annual payments to the Band and recommended the claim be accepted for negotiation under Canada's Specific Claims Policy. Commissioners include: Roger J. Augustine, Daniel J. Bellegarde, Sheila G. Purdy. [This file has been saved and made available online with permission from the Indian Claims Commission website before it closed down in March 2009.]
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Alexis First Nation, TransAlta Utilities - Right of Way, Public Edition

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Indian Claims Commission
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FILES CAN ONLY BE ACCESSED USING FIREFOX BROWSER. Document contains statements of claim, correspondence/letters, maps and transcripts in regards to Calgary Power's (now TransAlta) access to electrical transmission right of way granted in the 1950s and 1960s. The Commissioners include: Roger J. Augustine, Daniel J. Bellegarde, Sheila G. Purdy.

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Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Inquiry, W.A.C. Bennett Dam and Damage to IR 201, Public Edition July 2008

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Indian Claims Commission
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FILES CAN ONLY BE ACCESSED USING FIREFOX BROWSER. Document contains submissions, reports, studies, correspondence/letters and video in regards to inquiry which was trying to determine whether the Crown owes compensation in relation to the dam construction. Commissioners include: P.E. James Prentice, Carole T. Corcoran, Aurélien Gill.

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Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Inquiry: WAC Bennett Dam and Damage to Indian Reserve 201 [Inquiry Report, English Language Version]

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Indian Claims Commission
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Historical background and submissions to the Indian Claims Commission (ICC) regarding Canada breaching its fiduciary obligations to the Band for environmental damages to Reserve 201 caused by construction and operation of the W.A.C. Bennett Dam. ICC found Canada has a lawful obligation and recommends the claim be negotiated under Canada's Specific Claims Policy. Commissioners include : P.E. James Prentice, Carole T. Corcoran, Aurélien Gill. [This file has been saved and made available online with permission from the Indian Claims Commission website before it closed down in March 2009.]
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Athabasca Denesuline Inquiry - Aboriginal and Treaty Harvesting Rights: Public Release - July 2008

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Indian Claims Commission
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FILES CAN ONLY BE ACCESSED USING FIREFOX BROWSER. Document contains correspondence/letters, submissions, and oral transcripts in regards to the claim for formal recognition of treaty harvesting rights north of the 60th parallel. Commissioners include: Harry S. LaForme, Daniel J. Bellegarde, and P.E. James Prentice.

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Athabasca Denesuliné Inquiry Into the Claim of the Fond du Lac, Black Lake, and Hatchet Lake First Nations

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Indian Claims Commission
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Indian Claims Commission (ICC) considered whether Canada wrongly denied Treaty rights north of the 60th parallel, beyond Treaty 8 and Treaty 10 boundaries. ICC concluded Treaty boundaries did not extend into the traditional lands north of 60; however harvesting rights do extend beyond Treaty boundaries. Recommended the parties negotiate resolution. [This file has been saved and made available online with permission from the Indian Claims Commission website before it closed down in March 2009.]
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Athabasca Denesuline Special Report on the Treaty Harvesting Rights of the Fond Du Lac, Black Lake and Hatchet Lake First Nations

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Indian Claims Commission
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FILES CAN ONLY BE ACCESSED USING FIREFOX BROWSER. Final, special report examines the legal review of the Athabasca Denesuline claim for formal recognition of treaty harvesting rights north of the 60th parallel. Commissioners were Daniel J. Bellegarde and P.E. James Prentice. [These files were created and compiled by the ICC and provided to the Indigenous Studies Portal in 2009 to make widely available in online format.]
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Bande de Betsiamites: Enquêtes Relatives à la Route 138 et au Pont de la Rivière Betsiamites

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Betsiamites Band Highways 138 and Riviere Betsaimites Bridge Inquiries - Final Report (French Version)
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Indian Claims Commission
Description
Final report regarding the two specific claims arguing that reserve lands taken for highway construction were never surrendered to Canada and/or transferred to the Province of Quebec. Commissioners include : Sheila G. Purdy and Alan C. Holman. [These files were created and compiled by the ICC and provided to the Indigenous Studies Portal in 2009 to make widely available in online format.]
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Belated Justice? The Indian Claims Commission and the Waitangi Tribunal

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
David Wishart
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 25, no. 1, 2001, pp. 81-111
Description
Compares the U.S. Indian Claims Commission and New Zealand Waitangi Tribunal to determine which achieved the greatest redress for their government's injustices through colonization.
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Betsiamites Band Council, Route 138 and the Betsiamites Reserve, Public Edition, July 2008

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Indian Claims Commission
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FILES CAN ONLY BE ACCESSED USING FIREFOX BROWSER. Consists of bilingual annotated index, historical documents, maps, correspondence/letters, Band Council documents and final reports relating to the Band's claims alleging that reserve lands taken for highway use were never surrendered to Canada and/or transferred to the Province of Quebec. Commissioners include: Sheila G. Purdy and Alan C. Holman. [These files were created and compiled by the ICC and provided to the Indigenous Studies Portal in 2009 to make widely available in online format.]

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Betsiamites Band: Highway 138 and Riviére Betsiamites Bridge Inquiries

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Indian Claims Commission
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Historical background, analysis, and recommendation from Indian Claims Commission (ICC). Issue whether land used for projects was lawfully surrendered or expropriated. No determination by ICC as parties agreed to negotiate a settlement. [This file has been saved and made available online with permission from the Indian Claims Commission website before it closed down in March 2009.]
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Betsiamites Band: Highway 138 and Rivière Betsiamites Bridge Inquiries - Final Report

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Indian Claims Commission
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Final report regarding the two specific claims arguing that reserve lands taken for highway construction were never surrendered to Canada and/or transferred to the Province of Quebec. Commissioners include : Sheila G. Purdy and Alan C. Holman. [These files were created and compiled by the ICC and provided to the Indigenous Studies Portal in 2009 to make widely available in online format.]
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Bigstone Cree First Nation, TLE Claim Inquiry, Public Edition, July 2008

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Indian Claims Commission
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FILES CAN ONLY BE ACCESSED USING FIREFOX BROWSER. Document contains interviews, presentations, statements, reports, correspondence/letters and documents regarding the Treaty Land Entitlement process for the Alberta First Nation. Commissioners include: Daniel J. Bellegarde, P.E. James Prentice, and Carole T. Corcoran.

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Bigstone Cree First Nation, TLE Claim Inquiry, Public Edition, July 2008

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Indian Claims Commission
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FILES CAN ONLY BE ACCESSED USING FIREFOX BROWSER. Document contains interviews, presentations, statements, reports, correspondence/letters and documents regarding the Treaty Land Entitlement process for the Alberta First Nation. Commissioners include: Daniel J. Bellegarde, P.E. James Prentice, and Carole T. Corcoran.

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Bigstone Cree Nation Inquiry: Treaty Land Entitlement Claim

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Indian Claims Commission
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Final report examines historical background, analyses, and recommendation from Indian Claims Commission (ICC) hearings on the claim by the First Nation that the amount of acreage allotted was less than they were entitled to under the provisions of Treaty 8. Due to new Treaty Land Entitlement policy, the two parties agreed to negotiate a settlement and no determination was made by the ICC. Commissioners include : Daniel J. Bellegarde, P.E. James Prentice, and Carole T. Corcoran.
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Blood Tribe / Kainaiwa Big Claim Inquiry

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Indian Claims Commission
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Concludes that, although a reserve in the Blood Tribe’s home base was not formally set aside by Treaty 7, a joint reserve along the Bow River was set aside for the Blood Tribe, the Blackfeet, and the Peigan. This reserve should be located within the Blood Tribe's territory subject to the terms of Treaty 7. [This file has been saved and made available online with permission from the Indian Claims Commission website before it closed down in March 2009.]
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Blood Tribe / Kainaiwa Big Claim Inquiry - Final Report

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Indian Claims Commission
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Examines whether the rejected claim was properly resolved. Commissioners include: Daniel J. Bellegarde and Alan C. Holman. [These files were created and compiled by the ICC and provided to the Indigenous Studies Portal in 2009 to make widely available in online format.]
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Blood Tribe/Kainaiwa Inquiry: 1889 Akers Surrender

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Indian Claims Commission
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Historical background and submissions to Indian Claims Commission (ICC) about whether a clerical error by the federal government resulted in 440 acres of mineral-rich land being taken without consent or compensation. No determination by ICC as parties agreed to negotiate a settlement under the Specific Claims Policy. Commissioners include: P. E. James Prentice, Daniel J. Bellegarde, and Carole T. Corcoran. [This file has been saved and made available online with permission from the Indian Claims Commission website before it closed down in March 2009.]
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Blood Tribe/Kainaiwa Inquiry: Akers Surrender 1889 Claim, July 2008

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Indian Claims Commission
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FILES CAN ONLY BE ACCESSED USING FIREFOX BROWSER. Document contains letters/memos, submissions, band council documents, and reports in regards to the dispute over the federal government taking over 440 acres of mineral-rich reserve land without full consent or compensation.

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Blood Tribe/Kainaiwa - The Big Claim

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Indian Claims Commission
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FILES CAN ONLY BE ACCESSED USING FIREFOX BROWSER. Documents include Treaties, correspondence/letters, reports, submissions, maps and other related historical materials regarding The Big Claim by the Blood Tribe/Kainaiwa. Commissioners include: Daniel J. Bellegarde and Alan C. Holman. [These files were created and compiled by the ICC and provided to the Indigenous Studies Portal in 2009 to make widely available in online format.]

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Blueberry River First Nation, Doig River First Nation: Highway Right of Way IR 172 Inquiry

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Indian Claims Commission
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Historical background and issues involved in Indian Claims Commission (ICC) hearing regarding 1995 claim that the Crown transferred land to province of British Columbia without notification or compensation. No determination by the ICC as Canada accepted the specific claim for negotiation. [This file has been saved and made available online with permission from the Indian Claims Commission website before it closed down in March 2009.]
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Blueberry River Indian Band v. Canada (Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development), [1995] 4 S.C.R. 344

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Supreme Court of Canada
Supreme Court Report
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Looks at the validity of surrender of reserve land and the nature of the duty of the Crown prior to surrender. Supreme Court Reports at page 344 to 409. [This file has been saved and made available online with permission from the Indian Claims Commission website before it closed down in March 2009.]
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Buffalo River Band, Flying Dust No. 105, Joseph Bighead Band, and Waterhen Lake First Nations - Primrose Lake Air Weapons Range Inquiry II - Public Release

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Indian Claims Commission
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FILES CAN ONLY BE ACCESSED USING FIREFOX BROWSER. Consists of reports, maps, correspondence/letters, legal documents, submissions, oral transcripts, and the French and English versions of the Final Report. [These files were created and compiled by the ICC and provided to the Indigenous Studies Portal in 2009 to make widely available in online format.]

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Canoe Lake First Nation, Primrose Lake Air Weapons Range Inquiry I, Public Release

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Indian Claims Commission
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FILES CAN ONLY BE ACCESSED USING FIREFOX BROWSER. Documents consist of documents, correspondence/letters, claim submissions, and the final report in regards to the inquiry, which examined the seizure of 4,500 square miles of land for the weapons range. Commissioners include: Harry S. LaForme, Daniel J. Bellegarde, and P.E. James Prentice. [These files were created and compiled by the ICC and provided to the Indigenous Studies Portal in 2009 to make widely available in online format.]

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Canson Enterprises Ltd. v. Boughton & Co., [1991] 3 S.C.R. 534

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Canson Enterprises Ltd. and Fealty Enterprises Ltd. Appellants v. Boughton & Company, Ralph R. Wollen...
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Supreme Court of Canada
Description
Authority case for the Indian Claims Commission reguarding breach of fiduciary duty. Supreme Court Reports at page 534 to 591.
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Canupawakpa Dakota First Nation Inquiry Turtle Mountain Surrender Claim

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Indian Claims Commission
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Historical background and submissions to Indian Claims Commission (ICC) on whether a 1909 surrender vote was improperly conducted and therefore invalid. ICC concluded a valid surrender occurred; but recommended consideration be given to existence of burial grounds. Commissioners include: Roger J. Austine, Daniel J. Bellegarde, and Sheila G. Purdy. [This file has been saved and made available online with permission from the Indian Claims Commission website before it closed down in March 2009.]
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Canupawakpa Dakota First Nation Turtle Mountain Surrender Claim - Public Edition, July 2008

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Indian Claims Commission
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FILES CAN ONLY BE ACCESSED USING FIREFOX BROWSER. Contains historical documents, memos, reports, correspondence/letters, maps and submissions regarding validity of the 1909 surrender claim. Commissioners include: Roger J. Austine, Daniel J. Bellegarde, and Sheila G. Purdy. [These files were created and compiled by the ICC and provided to the Indigenous Studies Portal in 2009 to make widely available in online format.]

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Carry The Kettle - 1905 Surrender - Public Edition, July 2008

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Indian Claims Commission
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FILES CAN ONLY BE ACCESSED USING FIREFOX BROWSER. Contains historical documents, reports, legal submissions, correspondence/letters, transcripts, and maps regarding the specific land claim, concerning the surrender of reserve land, by Carry the Kettle First Nation. Commissioners include : Sheila Purdy, Alan Holman, and Jane Dickson-Gilmore. [These files were created and compiled by the ICC and provided to the Indigenous Studies Portal in 2009 to make widely available in online format.]

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Carry the Kettle First Nation: 1905 Surrender Inquiry

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Indian Claims Commission: Carry the Kettle First Nation: 1905 Surrender Inquiry
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Indian Claims Commission
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Results of the 1988 claim under the Federal Specific Claims Policy which challenged the validity of the 1905 surrender of 5,760 acres of land from the Assiniboine Reserve No. 76. [This file has been saved and made available online with permission from the Indian Claims Commission website before it closed down in March 2009.]
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Carry the Kettle First Nation Inquiry: Cypress Hills Claim

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Indian Claims Commission
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Historical background, analysis and recommendations from Indian Claims Commission (ICC) hearings regarding claim that the First Nation was entitled to a reserve surveyed in the Cypress Hills. ICC concluded that no reserve had been created, but recommended that the Government of Canada acquire the site of the Cypress Hills Massacre and recognize its historical significance. [This file has been saved and made available online with permission from the Indian Claims Commission website before it closed down in March 2009.]
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Chippewa Tri-Council Inquiry: Beausoleil First Nation, Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation, Chippewas of Mnjikaning (Rama) First Nation: Coldwater-Narrows Reservation Surrender Claim

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Indian Claims Commission
Description
Historical background of claim presented to the Indian Claims Commission (ICC) concerning the validity of the surrender of the reserve to the Crown. No inquiry was conducted as the claim was accepted for negotiation under the Specific Claims Policy. Commissioners include: Roger J. Augstine, Daniel J. Bellegarde, and Renée Dupuis. [This file has been saved and made available online with permission from the Indian Claims Commission website before it closed down in March 2009.]
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Chippewa Tri-Council Inquiry: Chippewas of Beausoleil First Nation, Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation, Chippewas of Rama First Nation: Collins Treaty Claim

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Indian Claims Commission
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Historical background to claim presented to the Indian Claims Commission (ICC) regarding the validity of Collins Treaty. ICC assisted the two parties in reaching an agreement in principle. [This file has been saved and made available online with permission from the Indian Claims Commission website before it closed down in March 2009.]
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Chippewas of Kettle & Stoney Point First Nation Inquiry, 1927 Surrender Claim, Public Edition, July 2008

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Indian Claims Commission
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FILES CAN ONLY BE ACCESSED USING FIREFOX BROWSER. Contains historical documents, transcripts, correspondence/letters, reports, exhibits, minutes, and submissions regarding the surrender of some of the reserve lands in 1927, 100 years after the treaty was signed. Commissioners include: Roger J. Augstine and Daniel J. Bellegarde.

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Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Clench Defalcation Claim, Public Edition, July 2008

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Indian Claims Commission
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FILES CAN ONLY BE ACCESSED USING FIREFOX BROWSER. Contains historical documents and reports relating to a claim by the Thames First Nation of misappropriation of funds by Joseph Brant Clench, an officer with the Indian Department in 1854. Commissioners include: Phil Fontaine and Daniel J. Bellegarde. [These files were created and compiled by the ICC and provided to the Indigenous Studies Portal in 2009 to make widely available in online format.]
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Chippewas of the Thames First Nation Inquiry: Clench Defalcation Claim

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Indian Claims Commission
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Indian Claims Commission (ICC) was to determine if moneys owed by Crown from the sale of surrendered land had been wrongfully appropriated by an officer of the Indian Dept. No inquiry was conducted as after several planning sessions, Canada accepted the claim for negotiation. Commissioners include: Phil Fontaine and Daniel J. Bellegarde. [This file has been saved and made available online with permission from the Indian Claims Commission website before it closed down in March 2009.]
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Chippewas Tri-Council Coldwater-Narrows Reservation, July 2008

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Indian Claims Commission
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FILES CAN ONLY BE ACCESSED USING FIREFOX BROWSER. Contains historical documents, draft reports and both the English and French inquiry reports relating to a claim alleging that the reservation had never been properly surrendered to the Crown. Commissioners include: Roger J. Augustine, Daniel J. Bellegarde, and Renée Dupuis. [These files were created and compiled by the ICC and provided to the Indigenous Studies Portal in 2009 to make widely available in online format.]
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Cold Lake First Nation, Primrose Lake Air Weapons Range Inquiry, Public Release

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Indian Claims Commission
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FILES CAN ONLY BE ACCESSED USING FIREFOX BROWSER. Consists of minutes, transcripts, statements, correspondence/letters, submissions, and reports regarding the historical claim grievances of two First Nations who had 4,500 square miles of land seized to create the weapons range. Commissioners include: Harry S. LaForme, Daniel J. Bellegarde, and P.E. James Prentice. [These files were created and compiled by the ICC and provided to the Indigenous Studies Portal in 2009 to make widely available in online format.]

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Consolidated Mandate

Alternate Title
Consolidated Mandate of the Indian Claims Commission
Web Sites » Governmental
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Indian Claims Commission
Description
Establishment of mandate, by Order-in-Council P.C. 1991-1329, of an agency to consider and conduct inquiries into certain matters related to land claims by First Nations in Canada. The mandate also spells out the end for the Indian Claims Commission by asking for final reporting March 31, 2009. [This file has been saved and made available online with permission from the Indian Claims Commission website before it closed down in March 2009.]
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The Continuing Saga of Indian Land Claims: Concluding Commentary

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Imre Sutton
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 24, no. 1, 2000, pp. 189-198
Description
Argues that decisions of the Indian Claims Commission (ICC) and the courts have not extinguished every acre of original, traditional or recognized titled lands.
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Cowessess First Nation: 1907 Surrender Phase II Inquiry

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Indian Claims Commission
Description
Historical background, analysis and recommendation from Indian Claims Commission (ICC) hearing to determine whether the federal government breached its fiduciary obligation when it conducted a surrender of part Reserve 73. ICC ruled 2 to 1 that a settlement should be negotiated under the Specific Claims Policy. [This file has been saved and made available online with permission from the Indian Claims Commission website before it closed down in March 2009.]
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Cowessess First Nation Inquiry: 1907 Surrender Claim [Phase I]

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Indian Claims Commission
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Historical background, submissions and recommendation from Indian Claims Commission (ICC) hearing to determine whether band members voting on surrender of part Reserve 73 were eligible under the Indian Act. ICC recommended the claim be accepted for negotiation under the Specific Claims Policy. [This file has been saved and made available online with permission from the Indian Claims Commission website before it closed down in March 2009.]
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