Fonds 94-009 - Canadian Association in Support of Native Peoples fonds. 1994 additions

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Canadian Association in Support of Native Peoples fonds. 1994 additions

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    • 1967-1980 (Creation)
      Canadian Association in Support of Native Peoples

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    66 cm of textual records

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    Administrative history

    The Canadian Association in Support of Native Peoples is an association of natives and non-natives in support of natives. It was originally established in 1957 under the name of the National Commission on the Indian Canadian and was a non-native organization created to study the "Indian problem". The first chairman of the Commission was Mrs. W.H. Clark. By February 1958 it had become apparent that the problems of the native peoples were much more complex than first anticipated, and it was decided to involve aboriginal peoples in the Commission to help find viable solutions. In 1960, the Indian-Eskimo Association was incorporated, with Mrs. Clark as the first president. The I.E.A. had several functions which included encouraging native leaders to form organizations, fund-raising, organizing workshops to discuss native housing, community and economic development, and providing advice and support in legal matters. Also, provincial and regional divisions were created to help deal with specific native issues, not just native problems on a general level. By 1968, several national and provincial native organizations had been organized. In September of the same year, leaders of the native organizations met with representatives of the I.E.A. to discuss the future role of the Association. It was agreed that the native organizations still needed the I.E.A.'s support, but that they should begin to deal directly with governments, without the I.E.A. acting as the middleman. It was clear that the future of the I.E.A. was to provide only support and advice to the developing native organizations. In 1972, many of the recommendations made in 1968 had come into effect. The name was changed to the Canadian Association in Support of Native Peoples to reflect the new functions of the Association more accurately. At this time, regional offices of the Association were closed, and the head office moved from Toronto to Ottawa. The Association dissolved in 2015.

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    This fonds was in the custody of Malcolm Davidson of Massey College at the University of Toronto before it was donated to the Trent University Archives in 1983.

    Scope and content

    This addition to the fonds consists of correspondence, minutes and financial records of the Canadian Association in Support of Native Peoples. There are also files concerning the Ontario Metis and Non-Status Indians Association and other related associations from other provinces.

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    This fonds was donated by Malcolm Davidson in 1983.


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        The Trent University Archives also holds the records of CASNP's predecessor, the Indian-Eskimo Association. Associated material located at the Library and Archives Canada and the Archives of Ontario.

        For related records see: 78-003, 81-005, 81-018, 95-006 and 95-019.


        This fonds, along with 77-018 and 82-014, is an addition to 75-015.

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        Box 1

        1: Women
        2: Education
        3: Health
        4: Quebec, Native Women Program
        5: Native Half-way house
        6: "You Asked About CASNP"
        7: ONWA- Agenda and Resolutions
        8: Bibliography
        9: Fort Albany-General
        10: Baker Lake
        11: Minutes-Board Meetings
        12: Audited Statements, 1976-1980
        13: Bark, Corn and Leather Iroquois Crafts
        14: St. Regis-Book
        15: St. Regis- General
        16: Alcoholism
        17: Ontario Science Centre
        18: Membership and Newsletter
        19: Land Claims Week
        20: Executive Director-Job applications for library
        21: Fiddlers of James Bay
        22: Native Arts Cultural Organization
        23: St. Regis
        24: Funding
        25: 1977-78: Information on CASNP by Program
        26: Manitoba Contacts list
        27: Correspondence, Ottawa day copies, August 1977
        28: Correspondence, Ottawa day copies, September 1977
        29: Registered Charitable Organization, tax returns
        30: Ontario Contacts, 1979
        31: Correspondence, 1980
        32: Inuit Contracts
        33: Inuit Contracts
        34: Minutes, 1979
        35: Financial Statements, 1980
        36: Financial Statements, 1979
        37: Mercedes Benz
        38: Correspondence, 1978, 1979
        39: Reports from Executive Director
        40: Fund-Raising Committee Minutes
        41: Finance Committee Minutes
        42: Canadian Penitentiary Service
        43: Financial Statement, Indian-Eskimo Association, 1968-69
        44: Budget, 1969-70
        45: Constitutional Committee, 1978
        46: Justice Department

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        1: Board of Directors Minutes, 1974
        2: Board of Directors- Pending
        3: Housing
        4: Miscellaneous
        5: Hydro
        6: Mac's Better Homes---
        7: National Native Alcohol Abuse Program
        8: Emergency Repairs Program
        9: Outreach
        10: Manpower and Immigration
        11: National Health and Welfare
        12: Education
        13: Indian Community Branch
        14: Correctional Services
        15: Department of Justice
        16: Department of Regional Economic Expansion
        17: New Brunswick Association of Non- Status Indians
        18: Assistance and Rehabilitation Division
        19: Ontario Metis and Non-Status Indian Association
        20: "
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        22: Metis and Non-Status Native Association of Northwest Territories
        23: Metis Society of Saskatchewan
        24: British Columbia Association of Non-Status Indians
        25: Manitoba Metis Federation
        26: Presidents Seminar
        27: Revenue
        28: Secretary of State, 1974
        29: Minister of State for Urban Affairs
        30: Indian Affairs and Northern Development
        31: Legal Aid
        32: Minister of Colleges and Universities
        33: Ministry of Consumer and Commercial Relations
        34: Ontario Northland
        35: Ontario Provincial Police
        36: Metis Association of Newfoundland and Labrador
        37: Ministry o Community and Social Services

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