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Association's letterhead, 1960
M 7811, file 42

Indian Association of Alberta fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1Constitution and bylaws. - 1944-1963
Series 2 Minutes. - 1943-1971
Series 3Advisory Board, Indian Association of Alberta. - 1957-1968
Series 4Correspondence. - 1931- 1963
Series 5Ruth Gorman's correspondence and reports. - 1956-1963
Series 6 Joint Committee of the Senate and the House of Commons on Indian Affairs. - 1946-1947
Series 7 Joint Committee of the Senate and the House of Commons on Indian Affairs. - 1956-1960
Series 8Indian Act. - 1951- 1975
Series 9Reference material and miscellany. - 1944- 1975
Series 10 Scanned Document Photographs. - [ca. 1948-1960]
Series 11Hugh A. Dempsey's research material. - 1950-1961, predominant 1959-1961

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Series 1

Constitution and bylaws. - 1944-1963

M-7811-1Constitution and bylaws. - 1944- 1963
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Series 2

Minutes. - 1943-1971

M-7155-1 Minutes. - 1943. - Consists of minutes of the annual meeting, held at Frog Lake, Alberta. View now.
M-7155-2

Minutes. - 1944-1945. - Consists of minutes, resolutions, and reports of the organization. Includes "Memorial" presented to the government as part of its lobbying activities on behalf of Alberta's First Nations.

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M-7155-3 Minutes. - 1946-1947. - Consists of minutes, resolutions, and reports of the organization. View now.
M-7155-4

Minutes. - 1948-1951. - Consists of minutes, resolutions, and reports of the organization.

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Minutes. - 1952-1955. - Consists of minutes, resolutions, and reports of the organization. Includes summary of proceedings of a conference held by J.W. Pickersgill (Superintendent General of Indian Affairs) to discuss changes to the Indian Act.

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M-7155-6

Minutes. - 1956-1957. - Consists of minutes, resolutions, and reports of the organization. Includes a report of the Canadian Bar Association on the legal status and civil rights of Canadian First Nations.

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Minutes. - 1958-1959. - Consists of minutes, resolutions, and reports of the organization.

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RBT 7Indian Association of Alberta meeting. - June 20- 21, 1958. -- Consists of a sound recording of a meeting held at Morley. Speakers include Dr. Crosby Johnson, Mary Dover, Mrs. A. Downe, Dr. Falconer, and Mr. R.C. Battle.
M-7811-2General meeting. - 1959. - Consists of minutes and resolutions.
M-7811-3General meeting. - 1960. - Consists of minutes, resolutions and replies to resolutions.
M-7811-4General meeting. - 1961. - Consists of minutes, resolutions, and replies to resolutions.
M-7811-5General meeting. - 1962. - Consists of Minutes, financial statement, report on gravestones erected for John Laurie and Chief Enos Hunter.
M-7811-6General meeting. - 1962. - Consists of resolutions. Note: see Series 5, Correspondence, for replies to resolutions.
M-7811-7General meeting. - 1963. - Consists of minutes and financial statement.
M-7811-8General meeting resolutions. - 1963
M-7811-9General meeting. - 1964. - Consists of minutes and resolutions.
M-7811-10General meeting. - 1965. - Consists of minutes and resolutions.
M-7811-11General meeting. - 1966. - Consists of minutes and resolutions.
M-7811-12General meeting. - 1967. - Consists of minutes, resolutions, and conference papers.
M-7811-13General meeting. - 1968. - Consists of minutes and resolutions.
M-7811-14General meeting. - 1970. - Consists of transcript of proceedings.
M-7811-15General meeting. - 1971. - Consists of agenda, financial statement, annual reports, and information on the All Native Summer Games.
M-7811-16Executive meetings minutes. - 1959- 1960
M-7811-17Executive meetings minutes. - 1961
M-7811-18Executive meetings minutes. - 1962
M-7811-19Executive meetings minutes. - 1963
M-7811-20Executive meetings minutes. - 1964
M-7811-21Executive meetings minutes. - 1966. - Also includes a list of Indian Association of Alberta past presidents.
M-7811-22Executive meetings minutes. - 1967
M-7811-23Executive meetings minutes. - 1968
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Series 3

Advisory Board, Indian Association of Alberta. - 1957-1968

M-7155-8Advistory Board. - 1957, 1960, 1964. - Consists of minutes and list of members.
M-7811-24Advisory Board. - 1960-1968. - Consists of minutes and circulars.
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Series 4

Correspondence. - 1931-1963

M-7155-9Correspondence. - 1931-1941. - Includes correspondence of the Alberta League of Indians.
M-7155-10Correspondence. - 1936-1944. - Consists of correspondence of John B. Tootoosis.
M-7155-11Correspondence. - 1944-1946
M-7155-12Correspondence. - 1946-1957. - Consists of IAA Secretary's bulletins and circulars to members.
M-7155-13Correspondence. - 1955-1959
M-7155-14Correspondence. - 1956-1959. - Consists of letters from the Friends of the Indians Society. Includes copies of their minutes.
M-7811-25Correspondence. - 1959-1960
M-7811-26Correspondence. - 1961
M-7811-27Correspondence. - 1962. - Includes replies to resolutions.
M-7811-28Correspondence. - 1963. - Includes replies to resolutions.
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Series 5

Ruth Gorman's correspondence and reports. - 1956-1963

M-7811-29Ruth Gorman's correspondence. - 1959- 1961
M 4334Reports and submissions re legal status of First Nations. -- 1956-1963
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Series 6

Joint Committee of the Senate and the House of Commons on Indian Affairs. - 1946-1947

M-7155-15 Correspondence and briefs re setting up of the Joint Commitee. - 1945-1947. - Consists of a "memorial" presented to the Canadian government by the Indian Association of Alberta, requesting a Royal Commission on the Indian Act. Includes subsequent correspondence and briefs related to the establishment of the Joint Committee of the Senate and the House of Commons. View now.
M-7155-16IAA's submission to the Joint Committee. - December 1946
M-7155-17

IAA's submission to the Joint Committee. - April 1947. - Consists of the submission by the Indian Association of Alberta to the Special Joint Committee of the Senate and House of Commons appointed to examine and consider the Indian Act. Includes sections on status of chiefs, education, social welfare, veterans, and recommended changes to the Indian Act.

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M-7155-18 Appendices to IAA's submission to the Joint Committee. - April 1947. - Consists of the appendices to the submission by the Indian Association of Alberta to the Special Joint Committee of the Senate and House of Commons appointed to examine and consider the Indian Act. Includes sections on agriculture, health, housing and special needs of specific reserves. View now.
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Series 7

Joint Committee of the Senate and House of Commons on Indian Affairs. - 1956-1960

M-7811-30

Joint Committee resolutions for brief. - 1956-1960. - Consists of notes and rough drafts of the Indian Association of Alberta's submission to the Joint Committee of the Senate and House of Commons on Indian Affairs. Includes drafts of the preamble, history, treaty rights and self-government sections.

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M-7811-31

Joint Committee - Mrs. Gorman's notes for brief. - 1959. - Consists of notes and rough drafts of the Indian Association of Alberta's submission to the Joint Committee of the Senate and House of Commons on Indian Affairs. Includes drafts of the education, health, welfare, employment, hunting rights sections, and the appendix.

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M-7811-32Joint Committee notes and printed matter for brief. - 1959-1960
M-7811-33

Joint Committee drafts of brief. - 1959-1960. - Consists of a draft of the Indian Association of Alberta's submission to the Joint Committee of the Senate and House of Commons on Indian Affairs. Includes a shorter brief by the IAA, and a brief by the Anglican Church.

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M-7811-34 Joint Committee brief entitled "Submission of Indian Association of Alberta". - 1960. - Consists of the Indian Association of Alberta's submission to the Joint Committee of the Senate and House of Commons on Indian Affairs. Includes the appendices. View now.
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Series 8

Indian Act. - 1951-1975

M-7811-35Indian Act-copies of acts and amendments. - 1950-1961
M-7811-36Indian Act-legislative revisions. - 1972- 1975
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Series 9

Reference material and miscellany. - 1944-1975

M-7155-19Newsclippings. - 1944-1945
M-7155-20Reports, reference material, etc. - 1950-1957 and nd
M-7155-21Reports, reference material, etc. - 1960- 1970
M-9676 Indian Association's response to the Government of Canada's White Paper on Indian Policy. - 1970
M-7155-20Miscellaneous. - [ca. 19502-1960s]. - Consists of undated speeches, notes, resolutions, incomplete reports, etc.
M-7811-37Hobbema case. - 1957-1958. - Consists of news clippings and House of Commons debates.
M-7811-38Treaty No. 7 Association minutes and circulars. - 1966-1967
M-7811-39National Indian Council of Canada. - 1961. - Consists of correspondence, circulars and reports.
M-7811-40Mailing list. - 1960-1963
M-7811-41Printed matter. - 1960-1964. - Includes "The record of the Diefenbaker government in Indian Affairs".
M-7811-42Stationary samples. - nd. - Includes lists of directors.
M-7811-43Indian Association of Alberta bumper stickers. - [ca. 1967]
M-7811-44Financial statement. - 1952. - Also includes a notice of meeting (1954).
M-7811-45Miscellaneous reports. - [ca. 1969-1975]. - Consists of Indian and Eskimo Recruitment and Development Program (ca. 1969-1970); Recreation Development Program, INSPOL (1971); Statement on Economic Development of Indian Communities (1973); Natural Indian Brotherhood and Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation (ca. 1973); Innovation for Change 1964-1975 - Blood Tribe Minutes of Evaluation Committee of Blood Reserve (1975).
M-7169 Hobbema poster. - 1971
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Series 10

Photographs. - [ca. 1948-1960]


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PA-1041 Indian Association of Alberta. - [ca. 1948- 1960]. - 92 photographs. --Consists of views of Indian Association of Alberta meetings and views of various reserves.
NA-3137 John Calihoo. - 1945, 1952. -- 2 photographs. - - Consists of views of John Calihoo, executive member of the Indian Association of Alberta.
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Series 11

Hugh A. Dempsey research material. - 1950-1961, predominant 1959-1961

M-7155-23Manuscript on the history of the Indian Association of Alberta. - [ca. 1961]. - Consists of a draft of chapter 1.
M-7155-24Correspondence re the history of the history of the Indian Association of Alberta. - 1959-1961. - Consists of letters from people describing early IAA activities. Includes copy of a 1946 report by Malcolm F. Norris.
M-7155-25Interviews re the history of the Alberta League of Indians, and the Indian Association of Alberta. - 1959-1961. - Consists of transcripts of brief interviews with Mark Steinhauer, Ralph Steinhauer, Edward Ahenakew, George Laight, Joe F. Dion, Peter Shirt and Clarence and Vicki McHugh.
M-7155-26Reference materials and notes re history of the Indian Association of Alberta. - [ca. 1959-1961]
M-7155-27John Laurie's articles on the Indian Association of Alberta. - 1950-1954. - As published in Canadian Cattlemen.
M-7155-28Manuscript by John Laurie on the Indian Association of Alberta. - [ca. 1950s]
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