Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Aboriginal Peoples

Issue 26 - Minutes of Proceedings


OTTAWA, Tuesday, April 20, 1999
(46)

[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples met at 9:15 a.m. this day, in Room 160-S, Centre Block, the Chair, the Honourable Senator Watt, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Adams, Austin, P.C., Chalifoux, Gill, Johnson, Mahovlich and Watt (7).

Other senator present: The Honourable Senator Wilson (1).

In attendance: Researchers: Larry Chartrand, Jennifer Dickson, Rosemarie Kuptana and Konrad Sioui.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

WITNESSES:

From the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan:

The Honourable Chief Judge Linton J. Smith.

From the Institute on Governance:

John Graham.

From the Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg:

Erica Ballentyne;

Naomi Handel.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference adopted by the Senate on Tuesday, December 9, 1997, the committee continued its examination of aboriginal self-government. ( See Issue No. 11, Tuesday, November 3, 1998 for full text of the Order of Reference.)

The Honourable Judge Linton J. Smith made an opening statement and answered questions.

At 10:15 a.m., Mr. John Graham, Ms Erica Ballentyne and Ms Naomi Handel made an opening statement and answered questions.

At 11:20 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

ATTEST:


OTTAWA, Tuesday, April 20, 1999
(47)

[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples met at 5:15 p.m. this day, in Room 705, Victoria Building, the Chair, the Honourable Senator Watt, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Andreychuk, Chalifoux, Ghitter, Gill, Johnson, Mahovlich, Pearson and Watt (8).

Other senators present: The Honourable Senators Tkachuk and Wilson (2).

In attendance: From the Library of Parliament: Mary Hurley.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

WITNESSES:

From the Interim Lands Advisory Board:

Robert Louie, Chairman;

Ken Marchant, Legal Counsel;

Bill Henderson, Legal Counsel;

Patrick Orr, Barrister and Solicitor, Legislative Drafting Services;

Chief Bill Williams, Squamish First Nation;

Chief Harry O'Donaghey, N'Quatqua First Nation;

Chief Barry Seymour, Lheit-Liten First Nation;

Chief Darlene Yellow Old Woman Munro, Siksika Nation;

Chief Austin Bear, Muskoday First Nation;

Chief Terrence Pelletier, Cowessess First Nation;

Chief William Lathlin, Opakwayak First Nation;

Chief William McCue, Chippewas of Georginia Island First Nation;

Chief Rennie Goose, Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation;

Chief Margaret Penasse-Mayer, Nipissing First Nation;

Chief Lorraine McRae, Chippewas of Mnjikanning;

Chief Arthur Bear, St. Mary's First Nation.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference adopted by the Senate on Tuesday, April 13, 1999, the committee continued its examination of Bill C-49, An Act providing for the ratification and the bringing into effect of the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management. (See Issue No. 25, Tuesday, April 13, 1999 for full text of the Order of Reference.)

Mr. Robert Louie made an opening statement and, together with Mr. Ken Marchant, answered questions.

At 6:00 p.m., the Honourable Senator Johnson, Deputy Chair, took the Chair.

Mr. Louie, Mr. Marchant, Chief Bill Williams, Mr. Bill Henderson and Chief Margaret Penasse-Mayer continued answering questions.

At 6:20 p.m., the Honourable Senator Watt returned to the Chair.

Chief Lorraine McRae, Councillor Ava Bear, Chief Terrence Pelletier, Chief Williams, Mr. Harold Calla, Mr. Henderson and Mr. Patrick Orr continued answering questions.

At 7:30 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

ATTEST:

Jill Anne Joseph

Clerk of the Committee


OTTAWA, Wednesday, April 21, 1999
(48)

[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples met at 5:35 p.m. this day, in Room 160-S, Centre Block, the Chair, the Honourable Senator Watt, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Adams, Andreychuk, Austin, P.C., Gill, Johnson, Pearson and Watt (7).

Other senator present: The Honourable Senator Wilson (1).

In attendance: Researchers: Larry Chartrand and Konrad Sioui.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

WITNESS:

From the Paul Chartrand Consulting Services:

Paul Chartrand.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference adopted by the Senate on Tuesday, December 9, 1997, the committee continued its examination of aboriginal self-government. (See Issue No. 11, Tuesday, November 3, 1998 for full text of the Order of Reference.)

Mr. Chartrand made a statement and answered questions.

At 7:10 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

ATTEST:

Catherine Piccinin

Acting Clerk of the Committee


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