April 20, 1953 (21st Parliament, 7th Session)

LIB

George Taylor Fulford

Liberal

Mr. Fulford:

Mr. Chairman, others have called me an Indian, but I now have just cause to be called one. The reason I rise at this time is this. These Iroquois Indians recently travelled to the capital of the state of Vermont to plead a case before the legislators of that state, and asking for moneys which they felt were owing them for a period of well over a century and a half. They have sent other' missions down there and met with the same result, namely a decision which was not favourable to their claim. The reason I rise is this. I just wanted to explain to the minister that these Indians are a decent, Godfearing, energetic and hard-working group. They are one of the finest bands in Canada. Their village needs improvement. I was through it a few months ago. If they need money for further development I trust that, under this amendment to the act, it will be possible for them to have it made available.

Topic:   INDIAN ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS RESPECTING LOANS, SEIZURE OF GOODS, ETC.
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