Joint Parliamentary Committee on Indian Affairs

The president of the North American Indian Brotherhood, Andrew Paull, made a presentation of its recommendations to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Indian Affairs. The group's recommendations focused on breaches of treaty rights, the Department's ability to add and remove band members, the need for federal and provincial tax exemptions and the abolition of all denominational schools on reserves. They also suggested the decentralization of the Department of Indian Affairs.

Leads

CP, S.J.C 1947, p. 1673.

Result
The Canadian Government, similar to previous years, did not enact any of these proposed changes at the time. A desire to have complete control over Indigenous affairs outweighed any duty to consult and cooperate with the North American Indian Brotherhood, or any other Indigenous representatives who would make policy recommendations.
Rural or Urban
both
Start Date
1947-06-27
Sub Event
North American Indian Brotherhood Makes Recommendations to Committee
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