Georges Erasmus: Abandoning neutrality
Georges Henry Erasmus has a dream: Self-government for the native peoples of Canada. The charismatic native leader has devoted his life to fighting tirelessly for the right of his people to control their own lives and the land they live on. From his early days as the president of the Dene Nation or as the co-chair of the historic Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, Erasmus has never swayed from his vision. It's a dream that has yet to be fully realized.
In a quiet but emotional voice, Erasmus says it's not good enough to say it was in the past. He demands that Catholic bishops appear before the commission and accept responsibility for their actions.
. Erasmus's family moved to Yellowknife when he was just one year old. He was educated in Catholic schools.
Program: World Report
Broadcast Date: Oct. 30, 1992
Guest(s): Georges Erasmus
Host: Russ Germain, Barbara Smith
Reporter: Maureen Brosnahan
Last updated: January 30, 2012
Page consulted on October 17, 2014
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