Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Aboriginal Peoples

Issue 15 - Minutes of Proceedings


OTTAWA, Tuesday, November 23, 2010
(31)

[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples met this day at 9:32 a.m., in room 160-S, Centre Block, the chair, the Honourable Gerry St. Germain, P.C., presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Brazeau, Campbell, Dallaire, Demers, Patterson, Poirier, Raine, St. Germain, P.C., Sibbeston and Stewart Olsen (10).

In attendance: Shauna Troniak, 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 Tuesday, March 16, 2010, the committee continued its consideration of the federal government's constitutional, treaty, political and legal responsibilities to First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples and 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.) (Issues concerning Specific Claims)

WITNESSES:

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada:

Patrick Borbey, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Treaties and Aboriginal Government;

Anik Dupont, Director General, Specific Claims.

Mr. Borbey made a statement and, together with Ms Dupont, answered questions.

At 10:35 a.m., it was agreed that the committee adjourn to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:


OTTAWA, Wednesday, November 24, 2010
(32)

[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples met this day at 6:47 p.m., in room 160-S, Centre Block, the chair, the Honourable Gerry St. Germain, P.C., presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Brazeau, Dallaire, Lovelace Nicholas, Patterson, Poirier, Raine, St. Germain, P.C., and Stewart Olsen (8).

In attendance: Tonina Simeone and Shauna Troniak, Analysts, 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 Tuesday, March 16, 2010, the committee continued its consideration of the federal government's constitutional, treaty, political and legal responsibilities to First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples and 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.) (Issues concerning First Nations Education)

WITNESS:

Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation:

Gilbert W. Whiteduck, Chief.

Mr. Whiteduck made a statement and answered questions.

At 7:57 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 8:03 p.m., the committee resumed in camera.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Wednesday, June 2, 2010, the committee continued to examine the progress made on commitments endorsed by Parliamentarians of both Chambers since the Government's apology to former students of Indian Residential Schools. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 10.)

In accordance with rule 92(2)(f), the committee considered a draft report.

It was moved that senators' staff be permitted to remain in the room.

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

It was moved that the draft report be adopted.

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

It was moved that the chair and deputy chair be empowered to approve the final text of the report with any grammatical, editorial, formatting and other changes required.

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

At 8:43 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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