Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Issue 11 - Minutes of Proceedings - February 14, 2012
OTTAWA, Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples met this day, at 9:32 a.m., in room 160-S, Centre Block, the deputy chair, the Honourable Lillian Eva Dyck, presiding.
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Ataullahjan, Cordy, Dyck, Lovelace Nicholas, Meredith, Munson, Nolin, Raine, Sibbeston and Stewart Olsen (10).
In attendance: Shauna Troniak and James Gauthier, 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 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.) (Additions to Reserves)
Treaty Land Entitlement Committee of Manitoba Inc.:
Nelson Genaille, President;
Chief Wilfred McKay Jr., Member.
Peguis First Nation:
Nathan McCorrister, Executive Director;
Michael Sutherland, Councillor.
National Aboriginal Lands Managers Association:
Leona Irons, Executive Director;
Gino Clement, Chairman;
Gordon Bluesky, Director.
First Nations Lands Advisory Board:
Chief Robert Louie, Chair.
At 10:00 a.m., the committee suspended.
At 10:04 p.m., the committee resumed
Mr. Genaille, Mr. Sutherland, Mr. Clement, Ms. Irons and Mr. Louie each made a statement and, together with Mr. McKay, answered questions.
At 11:30 a.m., it was agreed that the committee adjourn to the call of the chair.
Clerk of the Committee