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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Aboriginal Peoples

First Session, Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16-17-18

Chair: The Honourable LILLIAN EVA DYCK


Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Issue No. 39

Thirty-fourth meeting:
Study on the new relationship between Canada and First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples

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

INCLUDING:
THE THIRTEENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Special Study Budget: Study on the new relationship between Canada and First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples / Travel to Western Arctic and British Columbia)


APPEARING

The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, P.C., M.P., Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs


WITNESSES

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Grand Council of the Cree (Eeyou Istchee):

Abel Bosum, Grand Chief;

Bill Namagoose, Executive Director;

Brian Craik, Director of Federal Relations;

Paul Wertman, Advisor.

Chiefs of Ontario:

Isadore Day, Ontario Regional Chief.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada:

Martin Reiher, Assistant Deputy Minister, Resolution and Individual Affairs Sector;

Eric Guimond, Acting Senior Director, New Service Offerings, Resolution and Individual Affairs Branch;

Karl Jacques, Senior Counsel, Operations and Programs, Legal Services Unit.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Lillian Eva Dyck, Chair

The Honourable Scott Tannas, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Boyer, Christmas, *Day (or Mercer), Doyle, *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare), (or Mitchell), Lovelace Nicholas, McCallum, McPhedran, Ngo, Pate, Patterson, *Smith (or Martin), *Woo (or Saint-Germain)

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 12-5 and to the order of the Senate of November 7, 2017, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Boyer replaced the Honourable Senator Boniface (May 30, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Boniface replaced the Honourable Senator Gold (May 29, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Gold replaced the Honourable Senator Boniface (May 28, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Boniface replaced the Honourable Senator Boyer (May 24, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Patterson replaced the Honourable Senator Oh (May 24, 2018).