Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples

The Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) was established by Order in Council on August 26, 1991, and it submitted its report in October 1996. The RCAP was mandated to investigate and propose solutions to the challenges affecting the relationship between Aboriginal peoples (First Nations, Inuit, Métis), the Canadian government and Canadian society as a whole.

This database provides access to documents, such as intervenor project submissions, publications, research reports and hearing transcripts that supported the writing of the report of the RCAP.

The database is keyword searchable and filterable by:

  • Document Type
  • Public Hearing Date
  • Place

Note: Documents submitted to the RCAP reflect the original language used in the documents. There are many items available in the database in both official languages, English and French. However, a significant portion of the collection exists in English only.

Note: Abbreviated titles have been used in the drop-down menu for Project Area. Please see search help: item page for the complete titles. 

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Note: Abbreviated titles have been used in the drop-down menu for Project Area. Please see the following list for the complete titles. 

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Employment and Economic Development

Aboriginal Employment and Economic Development in Natural Resources Industries

Land, Resource and Environment

Land, Resource and Environment Regimes

Canada’s Fiduciary Obligations

Canada’s Fiduciary Obligations to Aboriginal People

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