Canadian Association in Support of Native Peoples
Organization profile published 1983

Year Published:  1983  
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX2833
Inactive/Defunct Organization
Abstract:  The CANADIAN ASSOCIATION IN SUPPORT OF THE NATIVE POPLE (CASNP), is a national non-profit organization working to promote awareness and understanding between Native and non-Native Candians. Founded in 1960 as the Indian-Eskimo Association, CASNP is the only organization in Canada composed of Native and non-Native members that is incorporated for the sole objective of providing support to national Native concerns and goals.

The ASSOCIATION's primary aim is the education of non-Native Canadians toward a better understanding of the history and culture of Canada's original people. CASNP, through its local chapters, has arranged conferences, workshops and panel discussions dealing with various aspects of Native Canadian life. CASNP publitions have been widely used by Native groups, professionals and students.

This organization no longer exists.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1983.

Canada's new Constituion, coupeld with increasing pressure to settle land claims, have multiplied and uncertainties about the meaning of Native rights CASNP planst to continue to revise and update its publications dealing with these quesitons.

Besides education and co-operation efforts, CASNP aims to mobilize the resources and skills of non Native Canadians to assist Native persons, when requested, in obtaining efficient access to the services and benefits to which they are entitled. They provide international support, wherever feasible, for the indigenous peoples of the world. Nationally, the local chapters are encouraged to act for justice on issues identified by Native people, such as self-determination, education, the penal system and child welfare. Among their current publicaitons are: Native Rights in Canada, third ediciton: Twenty Questions about Native People, Richard Capener: Indian Giver, Warren Lowes, the 'myriad' contributions from Native peoples to our present society.

A complete Resources/Reading List is available at $4 per copy (plus $1.10 shipping and handling charges) from the above address.

CASNP is building a network of members throughout Canada and linking the network with a newsletter, The Phoenix, a guide to action.

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