Lubicon Lake Cree Indian Band Papers1981-1988.

Collection Number: 9171

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Lubicon Lake Cree Indian Band papers 1981-1988.
Collection Number:
9171
Creator:
Lubicon Lake Indian Band.
Quantity:
1.5 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, Manuscripts, Newspapers, Printed Materials
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Copies of correspondence, news clippings, and other documents pertaining to the Lubicon Lake Indian Nation's struggle with the Canadian government and various companies who were seeking to develop traditional Lubicon Cree lands. Press releases, letters, and articles discuss land claims, economic and social conditions, activism, and legal fights of the Lubicon Lake Cree Band. A couple of original clippings and magazine articles are also included. Includes a letter to Chief Bernard Ominayak from Mary Davis advising him of the collection's existance. Index included.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Lubicon Lake Cree Indian Band has been engaged in negotiations and efforts to settle their land claim since 1939. The Canadian Provincial Government had allowed the development of the land by oil companies and other industries which had lasting effects on the economy and social culture of the Lubicon Lake Band.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Copies of correspondence, news clippings, and other documents pertaining to the Lubicon Lake Indian Nation's struggle with the Canadian government and various companies who were seeking to develop traditional Lubicon Cree lands. Press releases, letters, and articles discuss land claims, economic and social conditions, activism, and legal fights of the Lubicon Lake Cree Band. A couple of original clippings and magazine articles are also included. Includes a letter to Chief Bernard Ominayak from Mary Davis advising him of the collection's existance. Index included.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Lubicon Lake Indian Band.
Ominayak, Bernard
Huntington Free Library.
Lubicon Lake Indian Band.

Subjects:
Indians of North America.
Indians of North America--Alcohol use.
Indians of North America--Canada.
Indians of North America--Government relations.
Indians of North America--Land tenure.
Indians of North America--Legal status, laws, etc.
Indians of North America--Politics and government.
Indians of North America--Social conditions.
Cree Indians.

Places:
Lubicon Lake (Alta.)


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Lubicon Lake Cree Indian Band papers #9171. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Link to a detailed guide for most of these items. (4 MB Searchable PDF)

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Printed guide
Box 1 Folder 2
Magazines
Folder 2
Support The Last Stand of the Lubicon
November 1984
Folder 2
Equinox
May/June 1985
Folder 2
Saturday Night
February 1988
Box 1 Folder 3-6
Items grouped by theme
Each folder contains several groups of items that are related to a common issue. All the articles are photocopies. Topics include, but not are not limited to, the Lubicon Lake Cree meeting with the Pope, land claims, boycott of the 1988 Calgary Olympics, tax records, and others.
The guide does not cover the contents of these folders.
Box 2
Items filed chronologically