Guide to the John William Larner Papers 1971-1975
Cage 456

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Larner, John William, Jr.
Title
John William Larner Papers
ID
Cage 456
Date [inclusive]
1971-1975
Extent
515.0 items.
General Physical Description note
1.5 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Correspondence, minutes, reports, legal documents, clippings, publications and other papers relating to Canada's National Indian Brotherhood, an advocacy organization.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 456, John William Larner Papers . Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

John W. Larner, Jr. was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on April 20, 1938. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1960 at Rice University and received his Masters degree at Pittsburgh University in 1961. Larner completed his doctoral work in history at West Virginia University in 1972. He served as Supervisor of Indian Treaty Rights for Canada's National Indian Brotherhood (N.I.B.) from 1971 to 1972 and worked for that organization as a free-lance writer and researcher in the early 1970s. This collection of papers reflects Larner's association with the National Indian Brotherhood of Canada.

The National Indian Brotherhood was founded in 1968 as the Canadian government's representative federation of all provincial Indian organizations. An economic and social non-profit association, the National Indian Brotherhood is the official body advocating Indian issues, and acts in a consultative role to the Canadian national government. The stated goals of the Brotherhood include: collaboration with provincial and territorial organizations on regional matters; securing, enforcing, and fulfilling of all Indian treaties and aboriginal rights; and attaining national Indian unity. Interested in environmental issues, the National Indian Brotherhood also seeks to decentralize resources for Indian people. The National Indian Brotherhood conducts meetings and workshops, as well as presents papers nation-wide on such themes as education, communication, housing, the economy, and medicare. The staff of the National Indian Brotherhood travels extensively throughout Canada to engage in public relations activities and advocate the objectives of the organization. The research arm of the National Indian Brotherhood conducts studies on Indian rights, treaties, education, and legal matters.

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Scope and Contents note

Documents range from Canadian statutes and court decisions to position papers, and from environmental literature to essays addressing various questions pertaining to Canadian Indian cultural issues. Other papers include Dr. Larner's correspondence with National Indian Brotherhood staff members, minutes of tribal and governmental meetings, National Indian Brotherhood committee reports, United Nations publications, and published or unpublished literature on a variety of subjects from other Canadian Indian organizations. The papers cover the years from 1971 to 1975, but bulk largest from 1971 to 1973.

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Arrangement note

The Larner papers are composed of one alphabetically arranged series.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1982

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The John W. Larner papers were donated to the Washington State University Libraries by Dr. Larner in June, l979 (UA 79-27). Dr. Larner donated a copy of his Ph.D. dissertation in 2004.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • National Indian Brotherhood

Personal Name(s)

  • Larner, John W. (John William), 1937- --Archives

Subject(s)

  • Indians of North America--Canada--Government relations
  • Native Americans

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

"Aboriginal People of Canada and their Environment," 1973   1.0 item.

1 1

Aboriginal Rights Conference 1971   1.0 item.

1 2

"Aboriginal Title," 1971   1.0 item.

1 3

"Activities of the National Indian Brotherhood," 1971-1972   1.0 item.

1 4

An Act Respecting Indians undated   1.0 item.

1 5

Annual Meeting, Indian Association of Alberta 1971   1.0 item.

1 6

Black Mesa undated   1.0 item.

1 7

"Calder et al. v. Attorney General of British Columbia" 1970   1.0 item.

1 8

Canadian Task Force 1973   1.0 item.

1 9

"Citizen Plus," 1970   1.0 item.

1 10

"Claims based on Native Title," 1971-1972   2.0 items.

1 11-12

Declaration of Rights 1974   1.0 item.

1 13

Ecological Aspects of Overcoming World Hunger 1969   1.0 item.

1 14

"Environment, Control of Population Growth and Family Planning," 1972   1.0 item.

1 15

Environment, General 1971-1973   15 items.

1 16

Finding Aids for Statistical Information 1971-1972   25 items.

1 17

General Assembly, Minutes 1972   1.0 item.

1 18

"Indians: Land and Resources," 1973   1.0 item.

1 19

Indian Legal Rights, Lavell 1972   25 items.

1 20

Indian Research Under Indian Control 1972   1.0 item.

1 21

Indians of Quebec Association 1971   5.0 items.

1 22

Information Services 1972   10 items.

1 23

"Land Use Regulation in the Yukon Territory," undated   1.0 item.

1 24

Larner, John W.Correspondence 1972-1975   100 items.

1 25

Law and Native Peoples undated   1.0 item.

1 26

"The Legal Status of the Canadian Eskimo," undated   1.0 item.

1 27

Man and Resources 1972   10 items.

1 28

Man and Resources Conference undated   1.0 item.

1 29

National Indian Brotherhood: 

Box Folder

Constitutional Position Paper undated   2.0 items.

1 30

General Correspondence and Notes 1972-1973   15.0 items.

1 31

TARR Working Meeting 1971   1.0 item.

1 32

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Box Folder

National Preparatory Committee 1972   10 items.

1 33

Natural Resources and Public Property under Constitution of Canada undated   1.0 item.

1 34

North Oil 1972   35 items.

1 35

Quebec Indians Association undated   1.0 item.

1 36

Resolutions, General Assembly undated   1.0 item.

1 37

"Rex v. Commanda" 1939   1.0 item.

1 38

"Statement on Rights of the Indian Nation of Canada," 1974 

1 39

Summer Work 1971   1.0 item.

1 40

"Together Today for Our Children Tomorrow," 1973   1.0 item.

1 41

Transportation and Hydrocarbon Oils in Canadian Arctic 1971   1.0 item.

2 42

Union Lists 1971   5.0 items.

2 43

Union of Ontario Indians 1971   25 items.

2 44

United Nations 1972   200 items.

2 45-48

"Who is an Indian? Implications for Public Policy," 1972   1.0 item.

2 49

John W. Larner, "The Kootenay Plains (Alberta) Land Question and Canadian Indian Policy, 1799-1947." " Ph.D. dissertation, West Virginia University, 1972   589.0 pp. typescript.

3 50-53