Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Aboriginal Peoples

Issue 16 - Minutes of Proceedings


WILLIAMS LAKE, British Columbia,
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
(31)

[Français]

The Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples met this day at 9:50 a.m., in the Overlander Hotel Convention Center, the chair, the Honourable Gerry St. Germain, P.C., presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Campbell, Dyck, Raine, and St. Germain, P.C. (4).

In attendance: Tonina Simeone, Analyst, Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Wednesday, February 25, 2009, the committee continued its consideration of the federal government's constitutional, treaty, political and legal responsibilities to First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples and of other matters generally relating to the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 1.)

WITNESSES:

Nuxalk First Nation:

Theresa Hood, Interim Band Manager.

Alexis Creek First Nation:

Ervin Charleyboy, Chief.

The chair made opening remarks.

Ms. Hood made a statement and responded to questions.

At 10:37 a.m., the committee suspended.

At 11:04 a.m., the committee resumed.

Chief Charleyboy made a statement and responded to questions.

At 11:55 a.m., it was agreed that the committee adjourn to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:


WILLIAMS LAKE, British Columbia,
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
(32)

[Français]

The Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples met this day at 1:15 p.m., in the Overlander Hotel Convention Center, the chair, the Honourable Gerry St. Germain, P.C., presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Campbell, Dyck, Raine, and St. Germain, P.C. (4).

In attendance: Tonina Simeone, Analyst, Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Wednesday, February 25, 2009, the committee continued its consideration of the federal government's constitutional, treaty, political and legal responsibilities to First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples and of other matters generally relating to the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 1.)

WITNESSES:

As an individual:

Bruce Mack.

Alexandria First Nation:

Cary Morin, Band Manager.

As an individual:

Eleanor Lowe, Nadleh Whut'en Indian Band;

Leonie Spurr, Nadleh Whut'en Indian Band;

Dennis Patrick, Stellaquo First Nation.

The chair made opening remarks.

Mr. Mack made a statement and responded to questions.

At 1:57 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 3:00 p.m., the committee resumed.

Mr. Morin made a statement and responded to questions.

Ms. Lowe and Ms. Spurr each made a statement and responded to questions.

At 4:02 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 4:11 p.m., the committee resumed.

Mr. Patrick made a statement and responded to questions.

At 4:30 p.m., it was agreed that the committee adjourn to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Marcy Zlotnick

Clerk of the Committee


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