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What is the purpose of the Royal Commission of Aboriginal People? What does it provide?

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channing97 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted July 27, 2012 at 2:18 PM via web

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What is the purpose of the Royal Commission of Aboriginal People? What does it provide?

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Kristen Lentz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted July 27, 2012 at 3:52 PM (Answer #1)

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Basically, the purpose of the Commission was to investigate and research not only the development of Aboriginal peoples, like the Innuit and Metis, in Canada, but also to interview them about their current conditions as well.  The Commission was a response to a long-standing desire from these groups for self-government and improved relations and representation with the Canadian government. The end result of the commission were recommendations for land expansion, creation of an Aboriginal parliament, increased government funding and support for housing and health care, and establishing Metis land and fishing rights. 

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