Last week, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) released more than 600 digitized documents from the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
"Established in 1991, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) travelled across Canada documenting the issues and challenges facing Indigenous Canadians and their communities. Over its six-year mandate, RCAP amassed thousands of hours of recorded testimony and hundreds of thousands of pages of documents, culminating in the publication of the 1996 RCAP final report complete with a series of recommendations for a renewed relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Canada (...)"
"LAC launched a searchable database of select RCAP records at the
commemorative national forum. The database contains transcripts of more
than 175 days of hearings; nearly 200 research reports; more than
100 submissions from tribal councils, organizations and interest groups;
as well as RCAP publications and the final report."
Labels: aboriginal law, commissions of inquiry, digitization, legal history, Library and Archives Canada