Claims Sector [multiple media]
Record Information – Brief
Claims Sector [multiple media]
- Hierarchical level:
- R216-722-5-E, RG22M 85603/52, RG22M 85-86/257, RG22M 934004, RG22M 934028, RG22M 956001, RG22M 88916, RG22-C
- Type of material:
- Textual material, Maps and cartographic material, Photographs, Objects (including medals and pins), Sound recordings
- Found in:
- Archives / Collections and Fonds
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- Link to this page:
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- Context of this record:
Record Information – Details
- Series includes:
260 lower level description(s)View lower level description(s)
- Bilingual equivalent:
- Place of creation:
6.6 m of textual records
ca. 112 maps
ca. 796 photographs
19 audio cassettes (ca. 28 h)
- Language of material:
- Added language of material:
- English, French
- Scope and content:
Series consists of records created and/or maintained by the Claims Sector and its predecessor, the Office of Native Claims. The series includes claims agreements, which, like the historic treaties held in the Indian and Inuit Affairs sous-fonds (RG10), contain the text of the specific or comprehensive claim settlements. They also bear the signatures of the Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs along with the signatures of the representatives of the Indigenous peoples involved in the agreements. They range in subject from comprehensive claims covering huge areas and many complex issues involving aboriginal control over resources to specific claims such as a railway right of way through an Indian reserve., The cartographic material in this series consists of 11 James Bay Cree settlement maps, a Canadian National Railway right-of-way blueprint map showing the extent of the Parry Island Band Claim; an original map of the land claim boundary line between the Tungavik Federation of Nunavut (TFN) and the land claim of the Dene/Métis of the Northwest Territories; 15 maps showing the Inuvialuit territories in the Franklin and Mackenzie districts of the Northwest Territories, as outlined in the Inuvialuit Land Rights Settlement; and 84 maps of the Gwich'in comprehensive land claim agreement., The graphic material in this series consists of photographs documenting the signing of the James Bay and Northern Quebec agreement, the signing of the Gwich'in comprehensive land claim agreement, and the signing of the Sahtu Dene and Metis comprehensive land claim agreement. Please consult linked accessions for more information., The objects in this series consist of medals commemorating the signing of the James Bay and Northern Quebec agreement., The audiovisual material in this series includes sound recordings of public hearings held by the Tunngavik Federation of Nunavut Ratification Committee. Please consult the linked accessions for more details.
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- Biography/Administrative history:
Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. Claims Sector : The Office of Claims Negotiation (Bureau des négociations, revendications) was established in 1974 by the Department of Indian Affairs to deal with all Native claims, including Indian, Inuit and Métis. The name was changed to the Office of Native Claims (Bureau des revendications des autochtones) in 1976. The main function of the office was to represent the Minister and the Department of Indian Affairs in the negotiation of Native claims. The Office conducted basic research on submitted claims, developed claims resolution policies, conducted negotiations with claimants, and initiated and monitored claims settlements. The Office of Native Claims consulted closely with other government agencies (e.g. the Department of Justice or the Department of Finance), provincial or territorial governments Native associations, and special consultants. Headed by an Executive Director and later, an Assistant Deputy Minister, the office reported directly to the Deputy Minister. In 1986 the Office of Native Claims was closed. Responsibility for comprehensive claims was transferred to the Comprehensive Claims Branch of the Self-Government Sector within the Indian and Inuit Affairs Program, while responsibility for specific claims was transferred to the Specific Claims Branch of the Lands, Revenues and Trusts Sector. In 1989 the Comprehensive Claims Branch became a part of the Northern Affairs Program. Under the reorganization of 1991 both Specific Claims and Comprehensive Claims were made part of the Claims Sector, reporting to a Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Claims. RG22 General Inventory
- Finding aid:
Textual records (Paper) Finding aid 22-23 is a typed and handwritten file list relating to volumes 783, 792. The finding aid consists of a list of the agreements. 22-23 (90: Open)Cartographic material (Electronic) Please consult lower level descriptions. Paper finding aid is available in the main reference room. RG22M 934004. (90: Open)Cartographic material (No finding aid) RG22M 88916. (Restrictions not set)Cartographic material (No finding aid) RG22M 934028. (Restrictions not set)Cartographic material (Paper) Finding aid is available in the main reference room. RG22M 85603/52. (90: Open)Cartographic material (Paper) Finding aid is available in the main reference room. RG22M 956001. (90: Open)Textual records (Electronic) The finding aid is a computer-generated file list indicating volume number, title and dates, relating to volumes 693-694, 762-763, 781-782, 1106-1111, 1199-1200, 1250-1253, 1256-1260, 1266, 1398, 1416, 14174 and 14184. The finding aid's file level descriptions can be accessed through the "consists of" field in the Mikan record. A paper copy is available in the Reference room. 22-23 (90: Open)Objects (Electronic) Please consult lower level descriptions. (90: Open)Textual records (Electronic) Finding aid 22-23 is a typed and handwritten file list relating to volumes 1419-1420. The finding aid consists of a list of the agreements. The finding aid is available as a PDF attached to this record. 22-23 PDF (90: Open)
- Additional information:
- General Note:
Series includes a microfiche reproduction of a blueprint showing the extent of the Parry Island Band Claim. The blueprint is schedule "A" of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Canada and Canadian National Railways, approved 12 March 1987. This Memorandum forms part of the claim settlement with the Parry Island Band reached on 13 April 1987. Original blueprint consists of four maps on one sheet. One of the maps "Plan of Islands" by David Beatty, OLS, was originally prepared in Aug. 1895 and serves as the base map of the record., Series also contains 15 maps which include an original signed map of land selections under the Inuvialuit Land Rights Settlement (item one); original signed maps of certain land selectrions (items two to four); original signed copies of Inuvialuit community sites (items five to nine); and photocopies of maps of these sites (items ten to fifteen). Items one to nine are signed by aboriginal and federal government treaty negotiaters (including Simon Reisman).
- Source of title:
- Title is based on the contents of the series.
- Custodial history:
RG22M 85603/52, transferred to the National Map Collection from Federal Archives Division (RG22, vol. 693, acc. 85-86/257) in Sept. 1985. They originated in the Dept. of Indian and Northern Affairs, Assistant Deputy Minister's Office, Corporate Policy Sector. RG22M 88916, transferred to National Map Collection from Government Archives Division (GAD) for microfilming in April 1988 from RG22, vol. 763 containing Original Claims Settlement Agreements, Office of Native Claims, Dept. of Indian and Northern Affairs. Returned to GAD in Oct. 1988. RG22M 934004, transferred to Cartographic Archives Section from GAD in July 1992, accessions 78-79/018 and 78-79/035. Originally acquired in June 1978. Items were found in RG22 Vols. 1108-1111. RG22M 934028, transferred to Cartographic Archives Section from GAD, RG22, Series C1A "Office of Native Claims - Original Claims Agreements", Vol. 1253, folder 6 in Feb. 1994. RG22M 956001, transferred from the Yellowknife Office of the Dept. of Indian and Northern Affairs in April 1995. 1977-002 MED, transferred to the Public Archives of Canada's Medal Collection on Jan. 12, 1977, and accessioned under medal accession number 1977-2.
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- Scales differ.
- Availability of other formats note:
- RG22M 88916, available in microfiche format: NMC 109544., RG22M 85603-52, available in microfiche format: NMC 80884, 80885, 80886.
- Further accruals are expected.
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- Conditions of access:
Textual records: Copyright belongs to the Crown. Credit Library and Archives Canada.
Cartographic material: Copyright belongs to the Crown. Credit Library and Archives Canada.
Cartographic material: RG22M 85603-52. Access to original documents on Inuvialuit territories requires authorization of the Dept. of Indian and Northern Affairs.
Graphic material: Copyright varies.
Objects: Copyright belongs to the Crown. Credit Library and Archives Canada.
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