MS 7476 Documents Relating to the Land Dispute between the Lubicon Lake Indians and the Canadian Government

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7476
Creators:
Lubicon Lake Indian Nation
Dates:
March 19, 1986-April 25, 1994
Languages:
Undetermined
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Physical Description:
115 Items
11.5 in.
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The file consists of transmittal notes together with copies of documents such as letters, newspaper clippings, and news releases.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Around 1985, following several decades during which land claims were pressed, the Lubicon Lake Cree Indians began a series of actions that publicized their problems to a world-wide audience. Among the actions were an attempt to boycott the 1988 Winter Olympics and a partially successful effort to get museums in the United States and Europe to refuse to make loans for an exhibit "The Spirit Sings" which was planned by the Glenbow Museum in Calgary in connection with the Winter Olympics. To further publicize its activities, the Indians distributed copies of materials that outlined their stand in the dispute with the Alberta provincial government and the federal government of Canada and the reaction to their claims from groups around the world.

Administration
Custodial History
The material was collected by JoAllyn Archambault, of the Department of Anthropology. In 1987, when the department became concerned about a request from the Glenbow Institute for the loan of specimens for the exhibit entitled "The Spirit Sings," Chairman Adrienne Kaeppler assigned Dr. Archambault the task of looking into the problem and in the course of this Dr. Archambault began to receive the mailings.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 7476

Local Note
Local Note
Electrostatic copies of miscellaneous documents

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 7476, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Cree Indians -- Land tenure Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Alberta Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lubicon Lake Cree Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Great Plains Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Subarctic Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cree Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, Maryland 20746
naa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa/