To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP), digitized content of the material gathered by the RCAP commissioners is now available through a searchable database.
The Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples was established on August 26, 1991, and 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.
The new database provides online access to documents such as intervenor project submissions, publications, research reports and hearing transcripts that supported the writing of the report of the RCAP. Previously, much of this material was only available on a CD-ROM titled For Seven Generations.
To help our users find this resource, we’ve added it to our list of databases, our library catalogue, and it can also be found with a Summon search.