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Accession Number: 94-009


Canadian Association in Support of Native Peoples fonds. Additions. -- 1967-1980. -- 66 cm of textual records.

Biography / History

The Canadian Association in Support of Native Peoples is an association of natives and non-natives in support of natives. It was originally established in 1957 under the name of the National Commission on the Indian Canadian and was a non-native organization created to study the "Indian problem". The first chairman of the Commission was Mrs. W.H. Clark. By February 1958 it had become apparent that the problems of the native peoples were much more complex than first anticipated, and it was decided to involve aboriginal peoples in the Commission to help find viable solutions. In 1960, the Indian-Eskimo Association was incorporated, with Mrs. Clark as the first president. The I.E.A. had several functions which included encouraging native leaders to form organizations, fund-raising, organizing workshops to discuss native housing, community and economic development, and providing advice and support in legal matters. Also, provincial and regional divisions were created to help deal with specific native issues, not just native problems on a general level. By 1968, several national and provincial native organizations had been organized. In September of the same year, leaders of the native organizations met with representatives of the I.E.A. to discuss the future role of the Association. It was agreed that the native organizations still needed the I.E.A.'s support, but that they should begin to deal directly with governments, without the I.E.A. acting as the middleman. It was clear that the future of the I.E.A. was to provide only support and advice to the developing native organizations. In 1972, many of the recommendations made in 1968 had come into effect. The name was changed to the Canadian Association in Support of Native Peoples to reflect the new functions of the Association more accurately. At this time, regional offices of the Association were closed, and the head office moved from Toronto to Ottawa. The Association dissolved in 2015.

Custodial History

This fonds was in the custody of Malcolm Davidson of Massey College at the University of Toronto before it was donated to the Trent University Archives in 1983.

Scope and Content

This addition to the fonds consists of correspondence, minutes and financial records of the Canadian Association in Support of Native Peoples. There are also files concerning the Ontario Metis and Non-Status Indians Association and other related associations from other provinces.


Title based on content of the fonds.

This fonds was donated by Malcolm Davidson in 1983.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

Associated material located at the National Archives of Canada and the Archives of Ontario.

This fonds, along with 77-018 and 82-014, is an addition to 75-015.

For related records see: 78-003, 81-005, 81-018, 95-006 and 95-019.

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Box 1


1: Women

2: Education

3: Health

4: Quebec, Native Women Program

5: Native Half-way house

6: "You Asked About CASNP"

7: ONWA- Agenda and Resolutions

8: Bibliography

9: Fort Albany-General

10: Baker Lake

11: Minutes-Board Meetings

12: Audited Statements, 1976-1980

13: Bark, Corn and Leather Iroquois Crafts

14: St. Regis-Book

15: St. Regis- General

16: Alcoholism

17: Ontario Science Centre

18: Membership and Newsletter

19: Land Claims Week

20: Executive Director-Job applications for library

21: Fiddlers of James Bay

22: Native Arts Cultural Organization

23: St. Regis

24: Funding

25: 1977-78: Information on CASNP by Program

26: Manitoba Contacts list

27: Correspondence, Ottawa day copies, August 1977

28: Correspondence, Ottawa day copies, September 1977

29: Registered Charitable Organization, tax returns

30: Ontario Contacts, 1979

31: Correspondence, 1980

32: Inuit Contracts

33: Inuit Contracts

34: Minutes, 1979

35: Financial Statements, 1980

36: Financial Statements, 1979

37: Mercedes Benz

38: Correspondence, 1978, 1979

39: Reports from Executive Director

40: Fund-Raising Committee Minutes

41: Finance Committee Minutes

42: Canadian Penitentiary Service

43: Financial Statement, Indian-Eskimo Association, 1968-69

44: Budget, 1969-70

45: Constitutional Committee, 1978

46: Justice Department

Box 2



1: Board of Directors Minutes, 1974

2: Board of Directors- Pending

3: Housing

4: Miscellaneous

5: Hydro

6: Mac's Better Homes---

7: National Native Alcohol Abuse Program

8: Emergency Repairs Program

9: Outreach

10: Manpower and Immigration

11: National Health and Welfare

12: Education

13: Indian Community Branch

14: Correctional Services

15: Department of Justice

16: Department of Regional Economic Expansion

17: New Brunswick Association of Non- Status Indians

18: Assistance and Rehabilitation Division

19: Ontario Metis and Non-Status Indian Association

20: "

21: "

22: Metis and Non-Status Native Association of Northwest Territories

23: Metis Society of Saskatchewan

24: British Columbia Association of Non-Status Indians

25: Manitoba Metis Federation

26: Presidents Seminar

27: Revenue

28: Secretary of State, 1974

29: Minister of State for Urban Affairs

30: Indian Affairs and Northern Development

31: Legal Aid

32: Minister of Colleges and Universities

33: Ministry of Consumer and Commercial Relations

34: Ontario Northland

35: Ontario Provincial Police

36: Metis Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

37: Ministry o Community and Social Services

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