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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, October 20, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Issue No. 19

Thirtieth, thirty-first and thirty-second meetings 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
TOPICS: Issues pertaining to Indian Act elections and Government Response to the Committee's 2008 report on the implementation of comprehensive land claims agreements


WITNESSES:

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada:

Michel Roy, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Treaties and Aboriginal Government;

Stephen Gagnon, Director General, Implementation Branch.

Land Claims Agreements Coalition:

Kevin McKay, Coalition Co-chair;

Paul Kaludjak, Coaliton Co-chair;

Mike Smith, Chief, Kwanlin Dun First Nation.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nation Chiefs Secretariat:

Chief Lawrence Paul, Co-chair;

Chief Noah Augustine, Co-chair.

Union of New Brunswick Indians:

Chief Noah Augustine, President.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

As an individual:

Lynne Groulx, President, Indigenous Law Resource Center, Inc.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

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

The Honourable Nick G. Sibbeston, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Brazeau, Campbell, Carstairs, P.C., *Cowan (or Tardif), Dyck, Hubley, *LeBreton, P.C. (or Comeau), Lovelace Nicholas, Martin, Patterson, Peterson, Stewart Olsen

* 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 Martin replaced the Honourable Senator Raine (October 28, 2009).

The Honourable Senator Sibbeston replaced the Honourable Senator Fairbairn, P.C. (October 26, 2009).

The Honourable Senator Fairbairn, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator Sibbeston (October 19, 2009).