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Jean Chretien: This paper is related to a very difficult problem that I've always had to discuss when I was in BC meeting with Indian Chiefs. As you know your approach is a bit different than the approach that we had. As you know in 1969 the Indians in Canada started to ask the Government to help them to do some research on their Indian rights in treaties and we have helped different Indian associations to get organized and research their rights and it's one of the studies that is coming out from the fact that the Indians across the land have started to work of the question of Indian rights in this land. It's a welcome development because we said in '69 after we presented our policy that it was a policy that was to stimulate a debate among the Indians and among the Canadian public in order to really put the problems into the light in the public and to come with some proposition or counter proposition.