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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 148
Thursday, February 28, 2019, 3:28 p.m. to 5:19 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Julie Dabrusin, Chair (Liberal)

• William Amos for Pierre Breton (Liberal)
• Chandra Arya for Randy Boissonnault (Liberal)
• Hon. Kent Hehr for Gordie Hogg (Liberal)
• Cathy McLeod for Hon. Steven Blaney (Conservative)
• Marc Miller for Anju Dhillon (Liberal)
Library of Parliament
• Gabrielle de Billy Brown, Analyst
• Laura Blackmore, Research Assistant
As individuals
• Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild, Treaty Six First Nations
• Chief Gerald Antoine, Liidlii Kue First Nation
• Vivian (Siipiisai’pia’ki) Ayoungman, Coordinator, Research and Program Development, Siksika Studies, Old Sun Community College
• Margaret (Kaweienón:ni) Peters, Mohawk Language Curriculum and Resource Developer, Ahkwesáhsne Mohawk Board of Education
Native Women's Association of Canada
• Francyne Joe, President
• Casey Hunley, Policy Advisor
Cree Nation Government
• Grand Chief Abel Bosum
• Tina Petawabano, Director, Indigenous Relations
• Sarah Pashagumskum, Chief Executive Officer of the Cree Cultural Center (Aanischaaukamikw) and Chairperson of the Cree School Board
• Dorothy Stewart, Cree Language Coordinator, Cree Cultural Center (Aanischaaukamikw)
• Paul Joffe, Lawyer
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, February 20, 2019, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-91, An Act respecting Indigenous languages.

Vivian (Siipiisai’pia’ki) Ayoungman, by videoconference from Calgary, Alberta, Margaret (Kaweienón:ni) Peters, Francyne Joe and Casey Hunley made statements and answered questions.

At 4:24 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:31 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Grand Chief Abel Bosum, Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild, Chief Gerald Antoine, Tina Petawabano, Sarah Pashagumskum and Paul Joffe made statements and answered questions.

At 5:19 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Graeme Truelove
Clerk of the Committee