Chartrand, Paul, Papers
The Gabriel Dumont Institute is pleased to include the Paul Chartrand Papers on The Virtual Museum of Métis History and Culture. In 2004, Paul graciously donated his papers to the Institute. This collection is very important to the Métis Nation. Paul has spent his entire adult life fighting for Métis rights, as a lawyer, an educator and a community activist. This collection focuses on restoring the Métis’ Aboriginal rights through litigation and social activism.
Paul Chartrand is originally from St. Laurent, Manitoba. He has held teaching and other academic positions at universities in Australasia and North America. He currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan, and is an adjunct professor in Graduate Studies at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law. He specializes in Indigenous law and policy. He is a published author, and has written extensively on Métis and Indigenous land rights and identity. He has served as a Commissioner on the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (1991-95), and was the founding Director of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation (1998-99). He is also the Métis Nation’s Ambassador to the United Nations. Paul is very passionate about both his Michif-French language, and restoring Pierre Falcon’s “La chanson de la gournouillere” (“The Battle of Frog Plain”) as the Métis Nation’s true national anthem.
- Aboriginal Justice Implementation Commission (01)
- Aboriginal Justice Implementation Commission (02)
- Aboriginal Justice Implementation Commission (03)
- Aboriginal Justice Implementation Commission (04)
- Aboriginal Justice Inquiry: Métis People and the Justice System
- Aboriginal Self-Government: Towards a Vision of Canada as a North American Multinational Country
- An Absolutely Uncritical Look at What has Been Written About the Métis
- Canadian Law Reform Commission: Consultation on the Minister's Reference at Ottawa, July 30, 1991
- Confronting the "Mixed-Blood Majic": Towards a Definition of "Métis" for Purposes of Section 35
- Constitutional Entrenchment of Aboriginal Self-Government
- Keynote Address for Removing Barriers: A Listening Circle
- Letter to the Editor Re: "A treaty that threatens..."
- Letter to the Editor Re: "Crime, Time and Race"
- On the Canadian Aboriginal Rights Dialogue
- Prospects for Equality for Aboriginal Persons and Nations in Canada
- Self-Determination Without a Discrete Territorial Base?
- Sovereignty, Liberty, and the Legal Order of the Freemen (Otipahemsu'uk)
- Statistical Data
- The Administrative and Political Authority of Métis Political Representative Organizations
- The Concept of Education as a “Right” of the Métis People of Manitoba
- The RCAP Approach to Health Issues
- Towards a Vision of Justice in Canada for the Aboriginal Peoples
- Towards Justice and Reconciliation