Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Aboriginal Peoples

First Session, Forty-first Parliament, 2011-12

Chair: The Honourable GERRY ST. GERMAIN, P.C.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Issue No. 25

Fifteenth and sixteenth meetings on:

Legal and political recognition of Métis identity in Canada


Thirty-first and thirty-second meetings on:

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 (Additions to Reserves)


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

As an individual:

Frank Tough, Professor, Native Studies Faculty, University of Alberta.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

L'Union nationale métisse Saint-Joseph du Manitoba Inc.:

Gabriel Dufault, President;

Guy Savoie, Elder.

As an individual:

Denis Gagnon, Chairholder, Canada Research Chair on Métis Identity, University of Saint-Boniface.


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

The Honourable Lillian Eva Dyck, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Ataullahjan, Brazeau, *Cowan (or Tardif), Demers, *LeBreton, P.C. (or Carignan), Lovelace Nicholas, Munson, Patterson, Raine, Sibbeston, Watt, White

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 12-5, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Ataullahjan replaced the Honourable Senator Frum (October 24, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Munson replaced the Honourable Senator Campbell (October 23, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Frum replaced the Honourable Senator Ataullahjan (October 22, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Watt replaced the Honourable Senator Munson (October 18, 2012).

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