1969 White Paper
1969 White Paper

Statement of the Government of Canada on Indian Policy, 1969
Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia

1969
Document
Creators
Canada. Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.
Contributors
Chrétien, Jean
Description
"This is the so-called 'White Paper' prepared by the then Minister of Indian and Northern Development, Jean Chretien, for the Trudeau government in 1969. The paper calls for the elimination of reservations, phase out of treaties with Aboriginal peoples, and transfer of responsibility for Aboriginal people to the provinces. The Aboriginal peoples responded with the so-called 'Red Paper' in which they reassert their rights and criticize the 'White Paper' for ignoring their rights, wishes, and need to maintain their culture."

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Alternate Title(s)
White paper
Notes
Copy 3 contains various inserts relating to the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs.
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