F0592 - Donald G. Simpson fonds


Series Number:S00505
Series Title:Aboriginal peoples in Canada
Dates:1957-2006, predominant 1972-1981
Extent:0.54 m of textual records
7 posters
6 objects : buttons, t-shirt and calendar
1 videocassette tape
Scope and Content: Series consists of records relating to Don Simpson's involvement in various projects relating to Aboriginal people in Canada. Series contains general resource material, such as reports, articles, and brochures/information from various organizations. Series also consists of records relating to CBC Project North, a Native broadcasting system for the North, including notes, drafts, reports, correspondence, brochures, information sheets and other records. Series also consists of various records relating to land claims in the 1970s, most particularly Simpson's involvement with the Indian Brotherhood of the Northwest Territories, the Southern Support Group, and the Dene Nation's opposition to the construction of the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline. Simpson served for 4 years as co-chairman (with Peter Russell) of the Southern Support Group of the Dene Nation and delivered a presentation to Mr. Justice Thomas R. Berger, Commissioner of the Mackenzie Valley Pipelines Inquiry in Yellowknife in April 1976. Records relating to land claim issues include copies of treaties and agreements, news clippings and media coverage, reports, correspondence, speeches, government publications, posters and buttons. Series also includes records relating to the activities of the Northwest Territories Education Task Force, a major research project in the 1980s, for which Simpson served as Director of Research. Records include reports, notes from meetings and community hearings, and other records.
Arrangement: Series is arranged into four sections: general records; CBC North; land claims; and Northwest Territories Education Task Force. Within each section, files are arranged alphabetically.
Other Notes:1. Records relating to First Nations education systems and CBC North can also be found in S00502. Series S00514 contains various records relating to CBC Project North, the Dene Nation, the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline, and various other records relating to First Nations peoples in Canada (under Odyssey Chapter 8).

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