Aboriginal Peoples – June 13, 2012

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Aboriginal Peoples – June 13, 2012

Appearance: Patsy L. McArthur

Senators continue their study of Métis issues, including issues related to the legal and political recognition of the collective identity and rights of Métis in Canada.

Patsy L. McArthur (the secretary-treasurer for the Historic Saugeen Métis) appears before the committee, discussing the history of Métis settlement on the shores of Lake Huron, her people’s definition of Métis, and challenges facing youth in the Saugeen Métis community. A number of senators participate in the discussion, including Dennis Glen Patterson (the acting chair of the committee), Salma Ataullahjan (Conservative), Nick G. Sibbeston (Liberal), Vernon White (Conservative), Don Meredith (Conservative), Charlie Watt (Liberal), and Nancy Greene Raine (Conservative).