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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Aboriginal Peoples

Second Session Thirty-sixth Parliament, 1999-2000

Chair: The Honourable JACK AUSTIN, P.C.
Tuesday, March 21, 2000
Wednesday, March 22, 2000

Issue No. 6

Sixth and seventh meetings on: Bill C-9, An Act to give effect to the Nisga'a Final Agreement


Tuesday, March 21, 2000

As an Individual:

Professor Doug Sanders, Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia.

From the Land Claim Committee of the Pinantan, Pemberton Stock Association:

Bruce Newton.

From the B.C. Fisheries Survival Coalition:

Phil Eidsvik, Executive Director.

As an Individual:

Mary G. Dalen.

Wednesday, March 22, 2000

As Individuals:

Mary G. Dalen;

Alex MacDonald, Q.C.;

John Weston, Managing Partner of Pan Pacific Law Office.

From Citizen`s Voice on Native Claims:

Harry Bell-Irving.

As Individuals:

Bruce Ryder, Professor of Law, Osgoode Hall;

Kent McNeil, Professor of Law, Osgoode Hall.

From the B.C. Wildlife Federation:

Bill Wimpney, Committee Chair, Native Affairs.

As an Individual:

Neil J. Sterritt;

Larry Skulsh.

From the Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs:

Glen Williams, Chief Negotiator;

Greg Rush, Treaty Negotiator;

Harry Daniel, Chief;

Peter Hutchins, Legal Advisor.


The Honourable Jack Austin, P.C., Chair

The Honourable Gerry St. Germain, P.C., Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Andreychuk, Beaudoin, * Boudreau, P.C. (or Hays), Chalifoux, Christensen, Gill, * Lynch-Staunton (or Kinsella), Pearson, Rompkey, Rossiter, Sibbeston, Tkachuk

* Ex Officio Members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 85(4), membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The name of the Honourable Senator Beaudoin was substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Johnson (March 22, 2000).

The name of the Honourable Senator Rossiter was substituted for that of the Honourable Senator DeWare (March 22, 2000).

The name of the Honourable Senator Rompkey was substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Watt (March 22, 2000).