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Accession Number: 14-005


Aboriginal Strategy Circle in the Kawarthas fonds. -- 1981; 2001-2009. -- 12 cm of textual records.


The Aboriginal Strategy Circle in the Kawarthas (ASCK) evolved from the Urban Aboriginal Strategy Circle (UASC) which was formed in the spring of 2005. UASC was brought together by the local Aboriginal organization, Whitepath Consulting and Counselling Services, and was comprised of such members as Trent University Native Studies Department, the Ontario Metis Aboriginal Association, Peterborough Social Planning Council, and other organizations. ASCK was focused on identifying the needs of Aboriginal Peoples in the Peterborough and Kawarthas area. The goals of ASCK are listed as follows:

  • To provide opportunities for Aboriginal people to share their thoughts, ideas, experience and opinions that could affect positive change in the future
  • To strengthen and support the capacity of current and developing Aboriginal organizations through partnerships and training
  • To facilitate communication and provide information-sharing among Aboriginal organizations and to advise City and County service providers on how best to support Aboriginal people
  • To research, prepare and provide educational information on topics related to the issues identified through consultation with Aboriginal people
  • To develop a fund and criteria for long-term projects and/or needs of Aboriginal people.


Fonds includes minutes, records, and other documents pertaining to the formation of Aboriginal Strategy Circle in the Kawarthas.


Custodial History: Fonds was in the custody of Mrs. Jean E. Koning before being donated to Trent University Archives in 2012.

Immediate Source: Fonds acquired from Mrs. Jean E. Koning in 2012.

Fonds Arrangement: Materials have been maintained in folders as received.

Restrictions: N

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1. History of Peterborough Native Friendship Centre, Mnodoodaagdwin Wiigwaam; Peterborough Native Friendship Centre: articles dealing with Aboriginal issues, 1991-2001
2. E-mail communications to Jean Koning regarding meeting minutes, 26 May 2006; draft vision statement for Urban Aboriginal Community of the City of Peterborough and Peterborough County; strategic planning concept proposal for the Aboriginal community residing in the greater Peterborough area, 27 February 2006
3. Media information; newspaper articles pertaining to Aboriginal issues, 2005-2009
4. UASC project report, 17 June 2005; handwritten note about Peterborough Aboriginal population, 2001; local Initiatives Program Application rough draft; email correspondence to Jean Koning, 2005; draft research proposal; funding proposals
5. Greater Peterborough Urban Aboriginal Strategy Circle Preliminary Needs Assessment, 1 February 2006; Tabulation of results of the Greater Peterborough Urban Aboriginal Strategy Circle Preliminary Needs Assessment, 27 February 2006
6. Newsletters and brochures; membership form; Urban Aboriginal Strategy calendar for the year 2006
7. Event poster, program, email correspondence, 2007
8. First Peoples Child & Family Review article titled “A way of life: Indigenous perspectives on anti-oppressive living,” 2007; Kawartha Heritage article titled “Kawartha Indians 1800-1850,” 1981
9. Pamphlet template; ASCK mission statement, [2007]
10. ASCK meeting minutes, 2007; ASCK JCP Reports, April 2007
11. Chart papers from brainstorming sessions
12. Don’t Tell Me What I Need, Ask Me: research project drafts, fact sheets, etc., 2006
13. as above, final draft
14. Aboriginal Community Needs Assessment Questionnaire; survey results
15. Event posters; ASCK Questionnaire, 2007; Peterborough Examiner newspaper articles, 2007; pamphlet, etc.
16. Completed “We Need Your Input!” questionnaires; ASCK email correspondence, 2007