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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Aboriginal Peoples

Second Session, Fortieth Parliament, 2009

Chair: The Honourable GERRY ST. GERMAIN, P.C.


Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Issue No. 11

Twentieth meeting on:
The federal government's constitutional, treaty, political and legal responsibilities to First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples and on other matters generally relating to the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada
(Issues pertaining to Indian Act elections)

First (final) meeting on:
Bill C-28, An Act to amend the Cree-Naskapi (of Quebec) Act

INCLUDING:
THE SIXTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill C-28)


APPEARING

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Honourable Chuck Strahl, P.C., M.P.,
Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians


WITNESSES

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada:

Damon Rourke, Acting Director, Implementation Planning and Negotiations and James Bay Implementation Office;

Deborah Corber, Counsel, Agent of the Attorney General of Canada;

Marianne Kroes, Counsel.

Grand Council of the Crees:

Matthew Mukash, Grand Chief;

Bill Namagoose, Executive Director;

Brian Craik, Director of Federal Relations;

Denis Blanchette, Legal Counsel.

Oujé-Bougoumou Cree Nation:

Paul Wertman, Adviser.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Manitoba Keewatinook Ininew Okimowin:

Louis Harper, Legal Counsel.

Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council:

Ken Chalmers, Chief, Birdtail Sioux First Nation, and Chair;

David Meeches, Chief, Long Plain First Nations;

Robert Daniels, Chief Executive Officer.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

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

The Honourable Nick G. Sibbeston, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Brazeau, Brown, Campbell, Carstairs, P.C., *Cowan (or Tardif), Dyck, Hubley, Lang, *LeBreton, P.C. (or Comeau), Lovelace Nicholas, Peterson, Raine

* 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 Honourable Senator Hubley replaced the Honourable Senator Downe (June 9, 2009).

The Honourable Senator Peterson replaced the Honourable Senator Dawson (June 9, 2009).

The Honourable Senator Downe replaced the Honourable Senator Hubley (June 9, 2009).

The Honourable Senator Dawson replaced the Honourable Senator Peterson (June 8, 2009).