Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples Available

The Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (1996) represented an attempt to describe the state of Canada’s Native Peoples circa the late 20th century.

A major undertaking, it eventually encompassed hundreds of documents, submissions and testimonies on the socioeconomic, cultural and political realities faced by Aboriginal Peoples across the country, in communities large and small.

This vast collection is now available online via federal government websites.

However, the Patrick Power Library has managed to bring it all together in one comprehensive, easily-navigated and accessible place.

You can find it HERE.

Or you can locate it yourself by going to our homepage and:

  1. Click the “down arrow” in the Subject Guides (in the white search box)
  2. Click “Canada. Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples” and GO

Saint Mary’s researchers can peruse and investigate a wealth of primary and secondary sources, including:
  • The Final Report (5 volumes, in both official languages)
  • The Commission’s Publications
  • Intervener Project Submissions
  • Research Reports
  • Transcripts
It should prove of value to students of history, political science, criminology and sociology or anyone with an interest in Canada’s First Nations.


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