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As long as the rivers run: hydroelectic development and Native communities in western Canada

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Author
Waldram, James B. (James Burgess)
Publication Date
c1988
Material Type
Book
Location
General Synod Archives
Call Number
E 78 M25 W34 1988
Author
Waldram, James B. (James Burgess)
Place
Winnipeg MB
Publisher
University of Manitoba Press
Publication Date
c1988
Physical_Description
xviii, 253 p. : maps ; 23.5 x 15.2 cm.
Material Type
Book
Notes
"[By] James B. Waldram".
Bibliography: p. [205]-211.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"This book is about the politics of hydroelectric dam construction as it concerns the Native communities which are inevitably located in the vast hinterland areas where such development takes place. The emphasis is on historic continuity. The process of hydro development in this century, and particularly the manner in which Indian and Metis people have been physically and bureaucratically from their water resources, is paralleled by the treaty and scrip processes of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.". -- Preface, p. [xi].
This book makes a "detailed examination of the experience with hydro development of three Native communities -- South Indian Lake and Chemawawin (now Easterville) in Manitoba and Cumberland House in Saskatchewan". -- inside front dust jacket blurb.
Contents: Maps -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Hydroelectric Development and Native People in Canada -- Treaties, Scrip and the Alienation of Native Lands in Western Canada -- Cumberland House and the Squaw Rapids Dam -- Easterville and the Grand Rapids Dam -- South Indian Lake and the Churchill River Diversion Project -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1: Treaty No. Five -- Appendix 2: The Forebay Agreement -- Appendix 3: Manitoba Hydro's 1969 Compensation Proposal for South Indian Lake -- Bibliography -- Notes -- Index.
The Anglican Church of Canada was active in support of the Moose Lake Indian Band with respect to the Easterville Dam.
Subjects
Indians of North America - Prairie Provinces - Social conditions
Indians of North America - Canada - Social conditions
Metis - Prairie Provinces - Social conditions
Metis - Canada - Social conditions
Hydroelectric power plants - Social aspects - Prairie Provinces
Hydroelectric power plants - Political aspects - Prairie Provinces
Hydroelectric power plants - Environmental aspects - Prairie Provinces
Dams - Environmental aspects
Native peoples - Canada - Social conditions
Moose Lake Indian Band
Chemawawin Indian Band (Easterville, Man.)
ISBN
0-88755-143-2
Call Number
E 78 M25 W34 1988
Location
General Synod Archives
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[James Bay Development]

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Date
1972 November 14
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Date
1972 November 14
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Text
The Anglican Church of Canada declared itself in the middle of the testy James Bay development scheme today, with the appointment of a liaison-fieldman to deal with the 6,000 Indians on the east shore and the James Bay Development Corporation.
Rev. Lynn Ross of Schefferville, Quebec, who has worked three years with the Cree people of the Ungava area, will begin research and liaison work immediately and report to a Committee of Concern representing the whole of the Anglican Church of Canada.
His assignment is "to be a communications link between the native peoples, the James Bay Development Corporation and the committee, to facilitate a process whereby the native peoples share fully in the decision-making procedures affecting the social, economic and political development of the area."
The Anglican Primate, Archbishop E.W. Scott, also is writing to the corporation to announce Mr. Ross' appointment and to arrange a meeting between the Committee of Concern and top officials of the corporation early in the new year.
The United Church of Canada is sharing in research, although it does not have congregations in the area.
"We are not just reacting negatively," Archbishop Scott said, "although we have a bias in favour of the Indians. We want our inquiry to be open and to help resolve the difficulties."
"We have seen trends develop very quickly, and we are reacting against the trends rather than against the basic idea of development."
Underlining his concern, the Primate said: "I believe that the whole 'soul of Canada' will be determined in large part by the attitudes we develop towards the aboriginal peoples of this country."
The request for help came from the Indian people, virtually all of them Anglican, to the Diocese of Moosonee at Schumacher, Ontario. The decision of the National Executive Council of the General Synod was to give full support, naming the five dioceses most closely affected: Moosonee, Montreal, Quebec, Ottawa and the Arctic, to the Committee of Concern.
Since then the Indian people have initiated court action in Quebec seeking an injunction to stop any development on the grounds that aboriginal rights have not been settled - in fact there have never been treaties signed over land or hunting rights.
The Indians argue that, at this point, the responsibility for treaties and settlements lies with the federal government and that the provincial government is merely its agent.
"We are concerned about the people," Bishop James Watton of Moosonee said. "We are talking about the responsibility of government and its agencies towards people and their environment. This scheme is a threat to the whole cultural identity of the Cree people, who have had almost no contact with our society. You can almost see the debilitating effects day by day."
Rev. Hugo Muller of Noranda, Quebec, who ministers to the eastern shore people, said: "Certainly, the Indians think the whole idea (of massive development) is evil and wrong."
Bishop N.R. Clarke of James Bay (Noranda) said: "We all realize that we can't turn back the clock. We want to draw attention to the fact that certain things are being done wrongly and are disturbing basic elements of life, culture, ecology and other factors affecting people."
- 30 -
For further information, contact:
Michael O'Meara, Director
Division of Communications
924-9192 (Bus.)
742-8327 (Res.)
Subjects
Cree Indians
James Bay Hydroelectric Project
Dams - Environmental aspects
Indians of North America - Quebec (Province)
Indians of North America - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Native peoples - Canada
Native peoples - Quebec (Province)
Native peoples - Canada - Claims
Native peoples - Canada - Claims - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Moosonee
Ross, Lynn C.
Scott, Edward W. (Edward Walter), 1919-2004
Indigenous peoples in conservation of natural resources - Canada
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Let justice flow : report of the Interchurch Inquiry into Northern Hydro Development

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Publication Date
2001
Material Type
Book
Location
General Synod Archives
Call Number
E 78 M25 I582 1999
Corporate Author
Interchurch Inquiry into Northern Hydro Development (1999 : Winnipeg, Man. and Cross Lake, Man.)
Place
Winnipeg MB
Publisher
Manitoba Aboriginal Rights Coalition
Publication Date
2001
Physical_Description
[v], 60 p. : map ; 28 x 21.5 cm.
Material Type
Book
Notes
"The Interchurch Inquiry into Northern Hydro Development was held: June 21-23 [1999], June 24-25 [1999] in Cross Lake, Manitoba".
"Inquiry Panelists and Report Authors: Reverend John Aitchison, The Very Reverend Stan McKay, Helen Norrie [and] Reverend Arie Van Eek".
Includes bibliographical references.
"Hydroelectric development has sidelines Aboriginal peoples from the sustenance and beauty of the lands and waters given to them by the Creator. It is now time they re-assume their rightful place in caring for and restoring their homeland. Perhaps then, those lands and waters will bring much-needed healing to the people. Hydroelectric development on northern Manitoba rivers in the past three decades has re-engineered watersheds that were entrusted to Aboriginal peoples by the Creator. Such development, which generates 75% of the electricity produced in Manitoba, has impacted those Aboriginal peoples in ways that cut to the very heart of their existence". -- Executive Summary.
Contents: Executive Summary dated Winnipeg, Manitoba 2001 -- Introduction -- The Costs of Doing Business -- The Northern Flood Agreement: An Enduring Covenant -- Master Implementation Agreements -- Metis, Off-Reserve People, Fox Lake First Nation, South Indian Lake -- Gender Perspectives -- The Public Context -- Future Developments -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1: Summary of Recommendations -- Appendix 2: Mandate of Inquiry -- Appendix 3: List of Presenters -- Appendix 4: Biographical Notes on Commissioners -- Appendix 5: Statement of Manitoba Church Leaders, May 25, 1999 -- Notes -- Bibliography.
Colour map in inside back cover.
Spiral bound.
Added Entry
Aitchison, John, 1944-
McKay, Stan (Stanley John), 1942-
Norrie, Helen
van Eek, Arie
Subjects
Cree Indians - Manitoba - Cross Lake - Social conditions
Cree Indians - Manitoba - Cross Lake - Economic conditions
Native peoples - Manitoba, Northern - Social conditions
Native peoples - Manitoba, Northern - Economic conditions
Native peoples - Canada, Northern
Northern Flood Agreement (Canada)
Churchill-Nelson Hydroelectric Project - Economic aspects
Churchill-Nelson Hydroelectric Project - Social aspects
Dams - Manitoba
Dams - Environmental aspects
Dams - Religious aspects - Christianity
Indigenous peoples in conservation of natural resources - Canada
Indigenous peoples in conservation of natural resources - Manitoba
ISBN
0-9689809-1-0
Call Number
E 78 M25 I582 1999
Location
General Synod Archives
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Moose Lake/Easterville Flooding

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Date
1989 June 15-23
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 84
Date
1989 June 15-23
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 84
Mover
Ven. F.J. Stewart
Seconder
Rt. Rev. J.F.S. Conlin
Text
That the Moose Lake Indian Band and the Chemawawin Indian Band (Easterville) be supported in their negotiations with the Province of Manitoba and the Federal Government of Canada to resolve the flooding damages caused by the construction of the Grand Rapids Hydro Electric Dam Project in 1962, which not only caused environmental damage, but also social disruptions to the lives of the many residents of Moose Lake and Chemawawin;
that this concern be communicated to the Federal and Provincial Governments by all means at the Church's disposal. CARRIED WITHOUT DEBATE Act 84
Subjects
Moose Lake Indian Band
Chemawawin Indian Band (Easterville, Man.)
Indians of North America - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Indians of North America - Manitoba
Hydroelectric power plants - Environmental aspects - Canada
Environmental policy - Canada
Dams - Manitoba
Dams - Environmental aspects
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Notices of Motion - Grand Rapids Dam

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Date
1989 March 8-10
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 43-03-89
Resolution 44-03-89
Date
1989 March 8-10
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 43-03-89
Resolution 44-03-89
Mover
Rt. Rev. G.F. Woolsey
Seconder
Ven D.J. Woeller
Prologue
The members were requested to endorse the following motion, which will be placed before the General Synod.
Moved by: Dr. L.L. Whytehead
Seconded by: Rt. Rev. J.F.S. Conlin
That the National Executive Council, being informed that the Diocese of Brandon intends to bring a resolution to General Synod requesting the Synod's support of the Moose Lake Band in seeking damages for the flooding caused by the construction of the Grand Rapids Dam in 1962, endorses the action of the Diocese of Brandon which aims to pressure the Provincial and Federal Governments to negotiate with the Band in good faith and to reach a speedy settlement.
The Right Reverend John Conlin provided an explanation for the motion.
Text
That two words in the above motion: namely, "pressure" and "speedy", be changed to "encourage" and "just". CARRIED #43-03-89
The motion, as amended, was put and CARRIED #44-03-89
Notes
The amended motion now reads:
That the National Executive Council, being informed that the Diocese of Brandon intends to bring a resolution to General Synod requesting the Synod's support of the Moose Lake Band in seeking damages for the flooding caused by the construction of the Grand Rapids Dam in 1962, endorses the action of the Diocese of Brandon which aims to encourage the Provincial and Federal Governments to negotiate with the Band in good faith and to reach a just settlement. CARRIED #44-03-89
Subjects
Indians of North America - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Indians of North America - Manitoba
Indians of North America - Canada - Government relations - 1951-
Native peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Moose Lake Band
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Brandon
Moose Lake Indian Band
Chemawawin Indian Band (Easterville, Man.)
Hydroelectric power plants - Environmental aspects - Canada
Environmental policy - Canada
Dams - Manitoba
Dams - Environmental aspects
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Public Social Responsibility

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Date
1980 November 5-7
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1980 November 5-7
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Mr. D.A. Pritchard
Seconder
Rev. J.A. MacKenzie
Text
That the National Executive Council of the Anglican Church of Canada supports the following motion passed by the 23rd Synod of the Diocese of Yukon held in Whitehorse, Yukon in September 1980 and its support for this motion be communicated to the British Columbia Hydro and Power authority:
That the Diocese of Yukon which has jurisdiction over the whole Stikine River Watershed requests the British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority to stop all exploration work on the proposed Stikine-Iskut Dam sites until the following conditions are fulfilled:
1) that land claims are settled to the satisfaction of the Tahltan people;
2) that a complete (life) cycle of all salmon species has been studied by agencies other than B.C. Hydro and its consultants, and the Federal Department of Fisheries be satisfied that these species will not be harmed by these proposed dams;
3) that unanalysed data from all preliminary studies done to date by B.C. hydro and its consultants on the Stikine-Iskut watershed be made public;
4) that all information regarding the project description be made public including monies spent to date, number of men presently employed on studies and exploratory work, and work plans for the next year.
After discussion the motion was put and CARRIED with abstentions.
Notes
The Primate suggested that this Council appoint a resolutions Committee so that the effectiveness of the National Executive Council may be enhanced.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Yukon
Dams - British Columbia
Dams - Environmental aspects
Dams - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Indians of North America - British Columbia
Indians of North America - Canada - Claims - Anglican Church of Canada
Fisheries - British Columbia
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Report of the Council for Native Ministries

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Date
1990 May
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 05-05-90
Date
1990 May
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 05-05-90
Mover
Rt. Rev. C. Lawrence
Seconder
Rt. Rev. H.J.P. Allan
Prologue
The Primate introduced representatives from the Council and brief addresses were given by Mr. S. Beardy, Mr. Norman Wesley and Mr. Dale Ahenakew. Grave concern was expressed regarding proposed damming of the Severn River system by Ontario Hydro.
Text
That this NEC of the Anglican Church of Canada reaffirm its support to Canada's Aboriginal People where resource development is proposed that infringes and threatens the existence of Aboriginal People; and
That this NEC of the Anglican Church of Canada support the position of: 1. The Coalition of Severn River Chiefs in their struggle to have the Severn River system designated as a dam-free zone.
2. The Moose Factory First Nation on hydroelectric development, proposed by Ontario Hydro's development plan contained in their document "Providing the Balance of Power" in the Moose River drainage basin; and
furthermore, that this NEC communicate this resolution to Ontario Hydro and authorize the Council for Native Ministries and the Public Social Responsibility Unit to work with the Dioceses of Keewatin and Moosonee in implementing this policy. CARRIED #05-05-90
Subjects
Hydroelectric power plants - Environmental aspects - Canada
Dams - Ontario
Dams - Environmental aspects
Indians of North America - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Indians of North America - Ontario
Indigenous peoples in conservation of natural resources - Canada
Native peoples - Canada
Ontario Hydro
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Keewatin
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Moosonee
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U.S., Canada urged to review treaty: 'Right historic wrongs' in Columbia River accord say faith, native leaders

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Author
Staff
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2014 November
Author
Staff
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2014 November
Volume
140
Issue
9
Page
9
Notes
"Religious and indigenous leaders from Canada have urged U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to begin negotiations that would 'right historic wrongs' and promote 'water stewardship' in the Columbia River Treaty" which was signed in 1964. "The treaty -- which religious and native leaders say ignores the rights of Columbia Basin tribes in the U.S. and the First Nations in Canada -- is up for renegotiation". "The Anglican Church of Canada's National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald was among the signatories to the letters. Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, chair of the Okanagan Nation Alliance, noted that construction of the dams not only had a grave impact on fisheries but also 'devastated our lands' and destroyed culture and communities".
Subjects
Columbia River Treaty (1961 January 17)
Treaties - Revision
Dams - Canada
Dams - United States
Dams - Environmental aspects
Dams - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Indigenous peoples in conservation of natural resources - Canada
Indigenous peoples in conservation of natural resources - United States
MacDonald, Mark L. (Mark Lawrence), 1954-
Phillip, Stewart
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