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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Aboriginal Peoples

First Session Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16

Chair: The Honourable LILLIAN EVA DYCK

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 (in camera)
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Issue No. 2

Consideration of a draft agenda (future business)


First and second meetings:

Study on the federal government's constitutional, treaty, political and legal responsibilities to First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Indigenous and Northern Affairs:

Sheilagh Murphy, Assistant Deputy Minister, Lands and Economic Development;

Allan Clarke, Director General, Economic Research and Policy Development Branch, Lands and Economic Development;

Claudia Ferland, Director General, Individual Affairs Branch, Resolution and Individual Affairs.

Department of Justice Canada:

Douglas Fairbairn, Legal Counsel.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Canada Border Services Agency:

Lisa Janes, Regional Director General, Northern Ontario Region.

Indigenous and Northern Affairs:

Joe Wild, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Treaties and Aboriginal Government;

David Millette, Director General, Negotiations — Central, Treaties and Aboriginal Government;

Claudia Ferland, Director General, Individual Affairs Branch, Resolution and Individual Affairs.

Mohawk Council of Akwesasne:

Grand Chief Abram Benedict;

James W Ransom, Director of Tehotiienawakon;

Rasennes Pembleton, Researcher, Aboriginal Rights and Research Office.

Assembly of First Nations:

Bill Erasmus, Regional Chief.


The Honourable Lillian Eva Dyck, Chair

The Honourable Dennis Glen Patterson, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

*Carignan, P.C. (or Martin), Enverga, Lovelace Nicholas, Maltais, Moore, Raine, Sibbeston, Tannas

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Change in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 12-5, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Maltais replaced the Honourable Senator Beyak (February 17, 2016).