Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Issue 2 - Minutes of Proceedings - October 4, 2011
OTTAWA, Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples met this day, at 9:30 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 Ataullahjan, Brazeau, Demers, Dyck, Lovelace Nicholas, Meredith, Moore, Patterson, Raine, St. Germain, P.C., and Sibbeston (11).
Other senator present: The Honourable Senator McCoy (1).
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 Thursday, June 16, 2011, 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. 2.) (Issues concerning First Nations Education)
Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians:
Denise Stonefish, Acting Grand Chief;
Gina McGahey, Education Coordinator.
First Nation Education Initiative Inc.:
Bob Atwin, Executive Director.
Prince Albert Grand Council:
Keith Frame, Assistant Director of Education.
Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba:
James B. Wilson, Treaty Commissioner of Manitoba.
Ms. Stonefish made a statement and answered questions.
Mr. Atwin made a statement and answered questions.
Mr. Frame made a statement and answered questions.
Mr. Wilson made a statement and answered questions.
At 11:30 a.m., it was agreed that the committee adjourn to the call of the chair.
Clerk of the Committee