Issued also in French under title: Traitis en vigeur : ententes durables.
Murray Coolican, Chairman.
Bibliography: p. 111-130.
"Comprehensive claims agreements are the continuation of a process that has been evolving for more than two centuries. At the heart of that process is an effort to work out mutually agreeable terms with the aboriginal peoples in Canada for sharing the country's land and resources and for participating in a common citizenship. Our task was appointed in July 1985 by the Honourable David Crombie, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, to `conduct a fundamental review of the federal comprehensive claims policy'. This is our final report to the minister." -- Preface, p. vii.
Contents: Letter to Minister dated December 1985 / Murray Coolican, Chairman -- Preface -- History of Treaty-Making and Land Claims Processes -- Alternative Processes -- Framework for a New Comprehensive Claims Policy -- Proposed Comprehensiveness Claims Policy -- Process of Negotiation and Implementation of Agreements -- Implications for Canada -- References Cited -- Appendix 1: Terms of Reference for Task Force -- Appendix 2: Submissions and Background Documents Reviewed by the Task Force -- Appendix 3: Biographical Sketches.