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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Aboriginal Peoples

First Session, Thirty-eighth Parliament, 2004-05

Chair: The Honourable NICK G. SIBBESTON

Wednesday, April 20, 2005 (In camera)
Tuesday, May 3, 2005
Wednesday, May 4, 2005

Issue No. 6

First meeting on:

Subject-matter of Bill S-16, An Act providing for the Crown's recognition of self-governing First Nations of Canada and

Seventh meeting on:

The involvement of Aboriginal communities and businesses in economic development activities in Canada


Tuesday, May 3, 2005

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada:

Maureen McPhee, Director General, Self Government Branch.

Department of Justice Canada:

Allan Cracower, Counsel, Indian and Northern Affairs Comprehensive Claims and Northern Affairs / Self- Government and Strategic Direction.

Wednesday, May 4, 2005

Office of the Auditor General of Canada:

Sheila Fraser, Auditor General;

Jerome Berthelette, Principal;

Jeff Greenberg, Principal.

Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs:

Dennis Whitebird, Grand Chief;

Louis Harper, Special Assistant.


The Honourable Nick G. Sibbeston, Chair

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


The Honourable Senators:

Angus, *Austin, P.C., (or Rompkey, P.C.), Buchanan, P.C., Christensen, Fitzpatrick, Gustafson, * Kinsella, (or Stratton), Léger, Pearson, Tardif, Watt

*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 name of the Honourable Senator Peterson was added (April 20, 2005).

The name of the Honourable Senator Tardif, substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Peterson (May 3, 2005).