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ROYAL COMMISSION ON ABORIGINAL PEOPLES-CORRESPONDENCE

Correspondence, memorandum, notes, and supporting documentation regarding the practices of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal People, relocation of Inuit people in the 1950s, rights of aboriginal women, and accounts of Inuit relocations from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and other witnesses to the Royal Commission.

ROYAL COMMISSION ON ABORIGINAL PEOPLES-TRANSCRIPTS

"Submissions to the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples of Makivik and Inuit Tapirisat of Canada on Behalf of the Inuit Relocated to the High Arctic (Grise Fiord and Resolute Bay) in the 1950's by the Federal Government" and Transcripts of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, Volume 1, Ottawa, Ontario.

ROYAL COMMISSION ON ABORIGINAL PEOPLES-ONTARIO PRESS COUNCIL

Correspondence, memorandum, notes, copies of newspaper clippings, transcripts of telephone conversations, promotional material, and supporting documentation regarding a complaint made by the Human Rights Institute on behalf on Bent Gestur Sivertz to the Ontario Press Council over the representations of Mr. Sivertz's statements to the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples about the relocation of Inuit peoples in the 1950s.

ROYAL COMMISSION ON ABORIGINAL PEOPLES-DOCUMENTS

Press releases, CBC Radio transcripts from the program "Quirks and Quarks," statement made to the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, and a report to the Canadian Human Rights Commission regarding the relocation of Inuit Peoples in the 1950s, the Commission's report, and human rights complaints about government actions.

ROYAL COMMISSION ON ABORIGINAL PEOPLES-DOCUMENTS

Correspondence, press releases, Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples reports, and submission made to the Commission regarding historical government documentation on life in the arctic and the perspective of Inuit Tapirisat of Canada on the relocations of Inuit peoples to the High Arctic in the 1950s.

CORRESPONDENCE

Correspondence, memorandum, reports, notes, and background documentation regarding status rights of aboriginal women, land treaties, and historical perspectives on the aboriginal peoples of North America.

CORRESPONDENCE

Correspondence, memorandum, notes, and presentations regarding rates of incarceration and criminal offences of aboriginal people, status rights of aboriginal women, gender discrimination in the Indian Act, adoption of aboriginal children, and self-government. Information gathering on behalf of an Indian Women project.

JEANNETTE LAVELL-DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE DOCUMENTS

Correspondence, memorandum, notes, and House of Commons debates from the Department of Justice regarding the Vivian Corbiere Lavell case over gender discrimination in the Indian Act with respect to aboriginal women losing band status if they marry a non-aboriginal man or someone from a different band.

JEANNETTE LAVELL-DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE DOCUMENTS

Correspondence, memorandum, notes, court documents, and copies of newspaper clippings from the Department of Justice regarding the Vivian Corbiere Lavell case over gender discrimination in the Indian Act with respect to aboriginal women losing band status if they marry a non-aboriginal man or someone from a different band. Specifically discussing the aftermath and fallout from the Supreme Court siding against Lavell and maintaining the old law.

CHARLOTTE PROVENCHER

Correspondence and supporting documentation regarding the continued membership to the Human Rights Institute of Canada from Charlotte Provencher of the Quebec Indian Rights for Indian Women organization following the death of Mary Two-Axe Earley.

EDITH WHETUNG

Correspondence, memorandum, notes, newspaper clippings, transcripts, and supporting documentation regarding Edith Whetung and fights for status rights of aboriginal women and ammending the Indian Act.

SUZANNE STRATTON

Correspondence, copies of newspaper clippings, promotional materials, speeches, and supporting materials regarding Suzanne Stratton Wood, Director and past Chairperson of the Friends of the Teaching Rocks Association claiming misuse of funds and conspiracy in the maintenance and research into the petroglyphs at Petroglyph Provincial Park in Ontario and the subsequent scandal.

NELLIE CARLSON

Correspondence with Nellie Carlson of the Alberta Committee on Indian Rights for Indian Women, memorandum, notes, and supporting documentation regarding gender discrimination by band leaders against aboriginal women, band finances and financial control, Persons Case II, and disagreements with Senator Walter Twinn over changes to the Indian Act.

MEETING THE FIRST PEOPLES OF CANADA-NATIVE ASSOCIATIONS

The Meeting the First Peoples of Canada – Native Associations subseries contains 9 files discussing aboriginal self-government and status rights of aboriginal women. Files are arranged by source organization. This subseries contains a variety of document types including correspondence, reports, newsletters, memorandum, speeches, court documents, press releases, and presentations. The specific topics this subseries covers are aboriginal rights, research conducted by Marguerite Ritchie on behalf of aboriginal associations and councils, amendments to the Indian Act to end discrimination against aboriginal women, amendments to the Indian Act requiring bands to readmit women with reaffirmed status, aboriginal self-government across Canada and with respect to Quebec sovereignty, and solidarity between different aboriginal nations and bands.

NATIVE COUNCIL OF CANADA

Background remarks and court documents from the Federal Court of Canada case challenging the constitutionality of the 1985 ammendment to the Indian Act requiring bands to accept former band members back into the band member list.

PUBLICATIONS BY GOVERNMENT

"Northern Neighbours" by R.A.J. Phillips, "Travel North to Canada's Northwest Territories," "The Future of the North" by R.G. Robertson, "A Northern Political and Economic Framework" by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, "Aboriginal Cultures of Ontario: A Summary of Definitions and Proposals to Preserve Their Cultural Hetritage Made by the Native People of Ontario" by Citizenship and Culture Canada, two editions of Inuktitut magazine, and "Response of the Government to the Report of the Special Committee on Indian Self-Government" by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.

PUBLICATIONS BY GOVERNMENT

Speeches and presentations by Jean Chretien, Titus Allooloo and Bruce McLaughlin, and Stephen Kakfwi and Ted Richard regarding education of aboriginal children, policy, and the Meech Lake Accord. "Boundary and Constitutional Agreement for the Implementation of Division of the Northwest Territories between the Western Constitutional Forum and the Nunavut Constitutional Forum," a special edition of Minister's Letter from the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, press releases from the First Ministers Conference, and a copy of the Indian Act from 1983.

INDIANS-INDIAN WOMEN'S INEQUALITY

The Indians – Indian Women’s Inequality subseries contains 6 files discussing status rights of aboriginal women. Files are arranged by topic and source. This subseries contains a variety of document types including videos, revisions of the Indian Act, newsletters, press releases, conference reports, articles, transcripts, and publications. The specific topics this subseries covers are rights for aboriginal women, status rights, band status, and the economic status of aboriginal women. This subseries also includes publications from the Metis National Council of Women, the Native Woman’s Association of Canada, Indian Rights for Indian Women, and publications by the Canadian Bar review and government departments on status rights of aboriginal women

PUBLICATIONS-INDIAN WOMEN'S INEQUALITY

Revised Indian Act, Metis National Council of Women highlights, "Aboriginal Women's Justice Consultation: Final Report" by the Metis National Council of Women, and "Indigenous Women of the Americas: Canadian Committee: Indigenous Women's Art Designs" by the Metis National Council of Women.

PUBLICATIONS-HISTORY AND LAW

Law reviews, briefs, reports, journal articles, and magazines regarding aboriginal self government, development of aboriginal land, and aboriginal peoples and the constitution. Also includes "Why Indian Programs Failed: A Brief to the Royal Commission on Aboriginal People" submitted by Helen Buckley.

CORRESPONDENCE

Copies of newspaper clippings, report excerpts from the Royal Commission, and transcripts regarding the Inuit exiles and the relocation of Inuit peoples to the high arctic in the 1950s and subsequent Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples to investigate the issue.

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT-TERRITORIAL WATERS-GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE

Justice department correspondence, memorandum, and notes regarding the Geneva conventions on the Law of the Sea and territorial waters and historical law pertaining to Vancouver Island. Also included are draft and final versions of protocols adopted by the United Nations pertaining to convention on the high seas, on fishing and conservation of the living resources of the high seas, on territorial sea and the contiguous zone, pollution of the high seas by radioactive materials, and on the continental shelf, as well as a list of signatories for each convention. File also includes a 2009 reflection of the events of the Offshore claims by Dr. Ritchie.

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT-UNITED NATIONS-WOMEN

Correspondence, notes, memorandum, and reports regarding a report of the Secretary General of the United Nations on Parental Rights and Duties including Guardianship, information on the Status of Women in Canada to be passed on the to United Nations, discrimination against people born out of wedlock, and legal age for marriage.

ANTI-DUMPING TRIBUNAL-GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE

Correspondence, memorandum, seminar programs, copies of newspaper clippings, research, rules of proceedsure, staff and Finance, Trade and Economic Affairs standing committee meeting minutes, and an opening statement by Chairman of the anti-dumping tribunal Mr. Gauthier regarding the Anti-dumping tribunal, specifically relating to staffing, legal council and the reorganisation of the tribunal. Correspondence and documentation also details inter-departmental conflict between Chairman Gauthier and Vice chairman Ritchie. File also includes a 2009 reflection on Dr. Ritchie's appointment to the Anti-dumping Tribunal and government corruption.

ANTI-DUMPING TRIBUNAL-GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE

Correspondence, memorandum, public notices of inquiry, staff meeting minutes, and notes regarding the rules of the anti-dumping tribunal, staffing and organizational changes including reallocation of duties to the Tariff Board, and findings of revenue Canada. File also includes a 2009 reflection on Dr. Ritchie's appointment to the Anti-dumping Tribunal and government corruption.

ANTI-DUMPING TRIBUNAL-GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE

Correspondence, memorandum, transcipts of public hearings, reports, tribunal orders, and staff meeting transcripts regarding tribunal work and cases such as the glace cherries case and apple juice concentrate. Drafts of a pamphlet describing the function and role of the anti-dumping tribunal and a published copy of Anti-Dumping Tribunal Rule of Proceedure are also contained. File also includes a 2009 reflection on Dr. Ritchie's appointment to the Anti-dumping Tribunal and government corruption.

ANTI-DUMPING TRIBUNAL-GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE

Correspondence, memorandum, procedures, copies of newspaper clippings, and transcripts of debates from the House of Commons regarding public hearings, performance reviews of M.E. Ritchie at the tribunal and allegations of sexism and discrimination, the termination of Chairman Gauthier and the appointment of Guy D'Avignon to Chairman of the Anti-Dumping tribunal. File also includes a 2009 reflection on Dr. Ritchie's appointment to the Anti-dumping Tribunal and government corruption.

ANTI-DUMPING TRIBUNAL-GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE

Correspondence, memorandum, telephone call transcripts, performance evaluation forms, a copy of M.E. Ritchie's curriculum vitae, and copies of newspaper clippings regarding performance reviews of M.E. Ritchie at the tribunal and allegations of sexism and discrimination. Correspondence and an analysis regarding the proposed Human Right Bill. File also includes a 2009 reflection on Dr. Ritchie's appointment to the Anti-dumping Tribunal and government corruption.

ANTI-DUMPING TRIBUNAL-GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE

Correspondence, memorandum, and transcripts of public hearing regarding the cases of the tribunal, M.E. Ritchie taking a leave of absence from the Anti-dumping tribunal and possible subsequent appointment to work on Human rights in the government or at a local university. File also contains a response to a study prepared for the Law Reform Commission on the Anti-dumping tribunal wherein the study is heavily criticised as being inaccurate. File also includes a 2009 reflection on Dr. Ritchie's appointment to the Anti-dumping Tribunal and government corruption.

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT-INTERNATIONAL AIR LAW-BULGARIANS SHOOTING DOWN EL AL AIRCRAFT

Department of Justice correspondence, press reports, court communiques, memorandum, notes, and copies of International Court of Justice reports of Judgement, advisory opinions and orders, regarding the aerial incident of Israel and Bulgaria of July 27, 1955 and subsequent court proceedings at the International Court in The Hague, The Netherlands, including Canadian claims regarding the incident.

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT-OFFSHORE MINERAL RIGHTS-GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE

Justice department correspondence, memorandum, notes, reports, and legal research regarding offshore mineral rights in British Columbia as well as references to those of Quebec and the eastern provinces. Also includes a copy of a Supreme Court of Canada order and an affidavit from ME Ritchie to the Supreme Court of Canada. Claims were to determine whether Canada or British Columbia had exploitation rights over offshore lands. Claim was settled in 1967 in favour of the federal government. File also includes a 2009 reflection of the events of the Offshore claims by Dr. Ritchie.

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT-CRIMES ABOARD AIRCRAFT-GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE

Justice department correspondence, memorandum, draft conventions, notes, reply to a International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) questionairre, and legal research regarding crimes aboard aircrafts and legal status of aircrafts, as well as details from ICAO Legal Committee meetings. File also includes a 2009 reflection on how Dr. Ritchie became an expert in International Air Law while at the Justice Department.

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT-INTERNATIONAL AIR LAW-WARSAW CONVENTION

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) bulletin and a copy of the final act of the international conference on private air law held under the auspices of the International Civil Aviation Organization at The Hague. File also includes a 2009 reflection on how Dr. Ritchie became an expert in International Air Law while at the Justice Department.

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT-INTERNATIONAL LAW AND CANADIAN RESPONSIBILITIES-RESEARCH MATERIAL

Justice Department correspondence, memorandum, notes, background and conference papers, and reports regarding the relationship between international and national law and the effects domestic, constitutional, and international law have on one another, as well as the implementation of international conventions and treaties. File also contains a chart of the ratifications for the International Labour Conventions.

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT-WOMEN-FAMILY COURTS

Correspondence, memorandum, transcripts of telephone conversations, and research materials regarding a proposed ammendment to the Family Court Act. Also includes 'Standards for Juvenile and Family Courts" booklet published by the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT-WOMEN-LANGUAGE

Correspondence, memorandum, meeting minutes, notes, copies of newspaper clippings, and rules of the Supreme Court of Canada regarding gendered language used in the Government of Canada, Canadian military, medical institutions, and United Nations General Assembly committee minutes. M.E. Ritchie highlights areas where male pronouns and the male gender are used as the default and other instances where men are assumed to be the only people addressed.

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT-WOMEN-WOMEN'S RESEARCH

Correspondence, memorandum, notes, historical legal research, copies of newspaper clippings, extracts from complaints made to the Justice Department, briefs of the National Council of Women, and Encyclopedia Britannica, as well as House of Commons routine proceedures and orders of the day regarding the legal status of women. Some mention of property rights, bigamy, and inheritance rights of illegitimate children.

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT-WOMEN-GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE

Correspondence, memorandum, newspaper clippings, transcripts of telephone conversations, and parliamentary briefing regarding family law, human rights, corporal punishment, women in government, and the legal status of women. File also includes a 2007 memo regarding a law student who worked for the Justice Department in the 1970s.

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT CORRESPONDENCE

Correspondence, memorandum, notes, and extracts regarding ME Ritchie's work for the Department of Justice on the Reparations and Enemy Assets case for the Ambrican trust of Heinrich Koppers. Includes a 2008 reflection on the Michael Magda vs. the Crown legal case for reparations of wartime imprisonment for refusing to join the military.

CERTIFICATES

Correspondence, certificates, awards, transcripts, and diplomas awarded to ME Ritchie for her education, service, participation, and contributions. These include service awards for time spent at the Department of Justice, enrollment certificates, university diplomas, acceptance into the Alberta Bar, and student awards.

PUBLISHED ARTICLES

Correspondence, magazine articles, and newspaper clippings regarding articles ME Ritchie wrote on the expropriation of Nanoose Bay and reprinting various article ME Ritchie has written about women in the law, women's equality, and women and poverty, including "Alice Through the Statutes."

CREDENTIALS

Correspondence, memorandum, and newspaper clippings regarding work ME Ritchie conducted on the rights of criminal, human rights violations, political rights of women, and translations for the Official Languages Act.

CREDENTIALS

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and greeting cards regarding ME Ritchie's accomplishments and things she participated or contributed towards, including the Nuclear Weaponds Convention, Access to Information requests for the plaque for the Famous Five on Parliament Hill, the Human Rights Institute, Persons Case II, and women's rights.

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