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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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.

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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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Associated material located at the Library and Archives Canada and the Archives of Ontario.

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

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


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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: "
21: "
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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