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Batchewana First Nation (Ont.)

John Corbiere collection

Description
Start Date: 
1998
End Date: 
1999
Date Range: 
1998-1999
Physical Description: 

.20 m of textual records.

Arrangement: 
Chronologically by item type.
History Biographical: 

John Corbiere was a status First Nation belonging to the Batchewana First Nation. He was among the two thirds of Batchewana Band members who did not live on reserve land and were not permitted to vote in band elections. This restriction was imposed by section 77(1) of the Indian Act,[1] which limited the right to vote to band members who are “ordinarily resident on the reserve.”

In 1992, John Corbière and other off-reserve members of the Batchewana First Nation challenged the Indian Act's rule concerning off-reserve voting rights by arguing that it violated the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms because it discriminated against people living off-reserve. In 1999, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in favour of Corbière, and the Indian Act was amended to allow off-reserve members to vote.
 

Source:
Jim Young, "Equality Rights Section 15: Corbiere v. Canada", Centre for Constitutional Studies, University of Alberta http://ualawccsprod.srv.ualberta.ca/ccs/index.php/constitutional-issues/the-charter/equality-rights-section-15/687-corbiere-v-canada-1999 [accessed 2015 November 3].

Scope Content: 

Fonds comprises records documenting Supreme Court of Canada appeal between the Government of Canada, Batchewana First Nation, and John Corbiere et al. Includes materials submitted by the parties and intervenors and copies of the legal proceedings. 

Repository: 
srsc
Admin
Custodial History: 

Materials in accession 2015-045 were given by G.E. Corbiere to Professor Don Jackson.  They were stored by Jackson until October 26, 2015 when they were transferred to the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre.

Access Restriction: 

No restrictions on access.

Repro Restriction: 

No restrictions on use.

Conservation: 

Minor conservation performed on fonds.

Description Level: 
Geographic Access: 

Photographs of Matt Corbiere

Description
Responsibility: 
Start Date: 
1950
End Date: 
1959
Date Range: 
[Digitized 2012 (originally created 195-?)]
Language: 
Physical Description: 

45 MB of graphic material. - 2 photographs : b&w ; (tiff)

Notes: 

Matt Corbiere is from Batchewana First Nation.

Previously part of the AJC-CDA, C-003 fonds, box U.R. 14 in the Jesuit of English Canada archives.  Previously known as document ID D0001104-P00001 to D0001105-P00001.

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Bibliographic Information
Publication: 
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Issue: 
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Physical Location
Repository: 
srsc
File No: 
039
Container Number: 
003
Legacy Restricted: 
Conservation
Custodial History: 
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Geographic Access: 
Language: 
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Image: 

Indian record

Description
Creator: 

Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

Start Date: 
1964
End Date: 
1964
Date Range: 
1964 June - 1964 December
Physical Description: 

0.5 cm of textual record. - 5 issues

Bibliographic Information
Publication: 
Winnipeg : Canadian Publishers Ltd.
Volume: 
XXVII
Issue: 
6 - 10
Physical Location
Repository: 
srsc
File No: 
023
Shelf Location: 
2012-033-001
Container Number: 
001
Description Level: 
Image: 

Photographs people at Batchewana and Michipicoten Harbour

Description
Start Date: 
1930
End Date: 
1940
Date Range: 
[Reproduced 2005 (originally created ca. 1935)]
Language: 
English
Physical Description: 

1 cm of graphic material. - 6 photographs : b&w ; 20.25 x 25.5 cm

Notes: 

Photographs include: Fred Agawa, Johnny Neveau, Mary Collins, Violet Riel Agawa, Alex Kakapshe, Cecilia Jordan, John Soulieres,

Physical Location
Repository: 
srsc
File No: 
011
Shelf Location: 
2010-008-001
Container Number: 
001
Description Level: 
Image: 

Photographs of people and activities

Description
Start Date: 
1930
End Date: 
1940
Date Range: 
[Reproduced 2005 (originally created 1930-1940)]
Language: 
English
Physical Description: 

1.2 cm of graphic material. - 7 photographs : b&w ; 20.25 x 25.5 cm

Notes: 

Photographs may have been taken in Goulais Bay, Batchewana, or Gros Cap.

Photographs include: Bishop Dignan, Helena McCoy, Veronica Neveau (mother of Lizzie Collins), Joseph Agawa, Joe Cadran, Edna Agawa Cadran, Melva Lewis, Louis Neveau, William (Bill) McCoy, Francis Robinson, Sonny Robinson, Amelia Cadreau Daigle, Matt Robinson, Harry McKay, Eli Jordon, Miss Margaret Duff (teacher) Charlotte Robinson Bennett, Irene Jordan.

Physical Location
Repository: 
srsc
File No: 
010
Shelf Location: 
2010-008-001
Container Number: 
001
Description Level: 
Image: 

Photographs of people at Batchewana

Description
Start Date: 
1933
End Date: 
1935
Date Range: 
[Reproduced 2005 (originally created 1933 -1935)]
Physical Description: 

0.6 cm of graphic material. - 3 photographs : b&w ; 20.25 x 25.5 cm

Notes: 

Photographs include: Agnes Cadreau, Josephine Gingras Neveau, Lucille Sayers, Betsy Gingas McKay, Veronica Agawa, Madeline Agawa Jordon, Theresa McKay Hagan, Charlotte Cadran, Ida Cress, Sarah Waboose, Mervina Gingras, Sarah Neveau, Louise Neveau, Louis Agawa, Archie Robinson, Edith Barwick, John Reedy, Ed Robinson, Agnes Sayers, Norman Robinson.

Physical Location
Repository: 
srsc
File No: 
009
Shelf Location: 
2010-008-001
Container Number: 
001
Geographic Access: 
Description Level: 
Image: 

Photographs of people at Batchewana

Description
Start Date: 
1930
End Date: 
1940
Date Range: 
[Reproduced 2005 (originally created 193-?)]
Language: 
English
Physical Description: 

1 cm of graphic material. - 6 photographs : b&w ; 20.25 x 25.5 cm

Notes: 

Photographs include: Irene (Belleau) Cadran, Willie Gingras, Paul Lewis, Agnes Sayers Senecal, Hilda Neyland Andre, Shannon Barwick, William Riel, Charlotte McCoy Riel, Bishop Dignan, Miss Marie Robicheau (school teacher in Batchawana Village)

Physical Location
Repository: 
srsc
File No: 
003
Shelf Location: 
2010-008-001
Container Number: 
001
Geographic Access: 
Description Level: 
Image: 

Lake Huron and Lake Superior First Nations series

Description
Start Date: 
1920
End Date: 
2008
Date Range: 
[Reproduced 1999-2008 (originally created 1920-1945)]
Creator: 

Rev. Father William Maurice

Physical Description: 

1.5 cm of graphic material. - ca. 445 photographs : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.5 cm

Arrangement: 
Thematically by item type
Scope Content: 

Series consists of photographic reproductions created from negatives. Series includes photographs of Jesuit Missions along the shore of Lake Huron and Lake Superior. Communities documented include Longlac, Fort Albany, Fort Hope Nipigon, Lake Helen, Summit Lake, and Squaw Bay.

Repository: 
srsc
Admin
Custodial History: 

Material in accession 2010-008 donated to the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre by Jane E. Mundy.

Access Restriction: 

No restrictions on access.

Repro Restriction: 

Reproductions are dependent on the fragility of the originals and applicable to all privacy legislation.

Conservation: 

Minor conservation performed on series.

Description Level: 

Photograph of a church yard near the water at Batchawana

Description
Start Date: 
1945
End Date: 
1945
Date Range: 
[Reproduced 2007 (originally created ca. 1945)]
Language: 
English
Physical Description: 

1 cm of graphic material. - 1 photograph : b&w ; 20.25 x 25.5 cm

Notes: 

Batchewana, Goulais Bay, Gros Cap Collection

Physical Location
Repository: 
srsc
File No: 
064
Shelf Location: 
2010-008-003
Container Number: 
004
Legacy Restricted: 
N
Geographic Access: 
Description Level: 
Image: 

Photograph of a group of men at Batchawana

Description
Start Date: 
1940
End Date: 
1940
Date Range: 
[Reproduced 2007 (originally created ca. 1940)]
Language: 
English
Physical Description: 

1 cm of graphic material. - 1 photograph : b&w ; 20.25 x 25.5 cm

Notes: 

Batchewana, Goulais Bay, Gros Cap Collection

Photograph includes: Gabe Ojibiway Agawa, Tommy Agawa, Lawrence Robinson, Mike Waboose, Joseph Shoefly Waboose, William Shoefly Waboose, Henry Shoefly Waboose, Johnny Jordan, Paul Lewis, Eddie Robinson, Lloyd Robinson, Clement Sayers, Solomon Lewis, Fred Agawa, and Archie Robinson.

Physical Location
Repository: 
srsc
File No: 
063
Shelf Location: 
2010-008-003
Container Number: 
004
Legacy Restricted: 
N
Geographic Access: 
Description Level: 
Image: