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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


Tuesday, June 7, 2005
Wednesday, June 8, 2005

Issue No. 9

Third meeting on:

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

and

Ninth meeting on:

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


WITNESSES:

Tuesday, June 7, 2005

St. Thomas University:

Michael Posluns, Associate Professor, Native Studies Programme.

Congress of Aboriginal Peoples:

Dwight A. Dorey, National Chief;

Patrick Brazeau, National Vice-Chief.

Wednesday, June 8, 2005

Natural Resources Canada:

Jim Farrell, Director General, Policy, Economics and Industry Branch, Canadian Forest Service;

Brian Wilson, Director, Programs Division, Science and Programs Branch, Canadian Forest Service.

First Nations Lands Advisory Board:

Robert Louie, Chairman, Chief of the Westbank First Nation;

Bill Williams, Chief of Squamish First Nation;

Barry Seymour, Former Chief of Lheidli T'enneh First Nation.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Nick G. Sibbeston, Chair

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

and

The Honourable Senators:

Angus, *Austin, P.C. , (or Rompkey, P.C.), Buchanan, P.C., Christensen, Fitzpatrick, Gustafson, *Kinsella, (or Stratton), Léger, Pearson, Peterson, 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 Mahovlich substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Peterson (May 17, 2005).

The name of the Honourable Senator Peterson substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Mahovlich (May 19, 2005).