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Doug Vivier and his daughter Charlette, 1993
M-8703-27

Doug Vivier family fonds

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Table of Contents

Series 1 Personal papers. — 1985-1996
Series 2 Frontier Services Inc. — 1992-1994
Series 3 Metis Association of Alberta / Metis Nation of Alberta, Zone 3 Regional Council. — 1985-1996
Series 4 Metis Association of Alberta / Metis Nation of Alberta, Local 87. — 1987-1993
Series 5 Calgary Native Friendship Society. — 1989, 1993
Series 6 Calgary Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee. — 1989-1996
Series 7 Other organizations. — 1990-1996
Series 8 Reference material related to Metis. — 1984-1995

Inventory

Series 1

Personal papers. — 1985-1996. — 9.5 cm of textual records. — The series consists of  Doug Vivier’s personal papers, including his resume, application for Metis status, family genealogical records, certificates and letters of appreciation for his work within the aboriginal community, appointment books, and newspaper clippings about his activities and Metis issues.

M-8703-1 Personal papers. — 1988, 1992-1996. — Consists of miscellaneous bills, letters, income tax records, civil claims, and greeting cards. Includes the obituary of his brother Ron.
M-8703-2 Genealogical information on Vivier family. — 1992. — Consists if genealogical material compiled by Vivier in support of his application for Metis status. Includes his Metis oath of membership.
M-8703-3 Sait certificate in Diesel Mechanics. — 1985
M-8703-4 Resumes. — 1988, 1991-1993
M-8703-5 Certificates and letters of appreciation for his work related to the Metis. — 1986-1995. — Includes one certificate for his daughter Charlette.
M-8703-6 Contract for consulting work with the Metis Nation of Alberta. — Feburary-September 1995
M-8703-7 Appointment diaries. — 1990-1992. — 3 volumes
M-8703-8 Appointment diaries. — 1993, 1995, March 1996. — 2 volumes and 1 calendar page.
M-8703-9 Temple Gardens Condominiums - Board of Managers. — 1993-1995. — Doug Vivier lived there and was a member of the board. — Consists of minutes, financial statements, and the condominium's bylaws.
M-8703-10 Application for unemployment benefits. — October-November 1995.
M-8703-11 Newspaper clippings. — 1989-1995. — Consists of newspaper articles about Metis issues, and Vivier's activities.
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Series 2

Frontier Services Inc. — 1992-1994. — 3.5 cm of textual records. — Doug Vivier established Frontier Services, a general contracting business, in 1992 in conjunction with Ralph Goetz and Don Annett.  The company undertook home renovations, painting, fencing and landscaping in Calgary, and much of its work came from the Metis Urban Housing Corporation.  The business folded in 1994. — The series consists of incorporation documents, city business licence, and job orders.

M-8703-12 Establishment of Frontier Services. — 1992. — Consists of copies of incorporation certificate, city business licence, and business card.
M-8703-13 Frontier Services work orders and finances. — 1992
M-8703-14 Frontier Services work orders and finances. — 1993
M-8703-15 Frontier Services dissolution. — 1994
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Series 3

Metis Association of Alberta / Metis Nation of Alberta, Zone 3 Regional Council. — 1985-1996. — 16.5 cm of textual records. — Doug Vivier was very active in Zone 3 of the Metis Association of Alberta (renamed Metis Nation of Alberta in 1993).  He served in various official capacities in the organization, and shortly before his death had been elected Vice President. — The series consists of incorporation documents and bylaws, minutes, circulars to members, annual assembly proceedings, reports, and correspondence kept by Vivier while serving with the organization.

M-8703-16 Metis Association of Alberta, Zone 3 - Incorporation and bylaws. — 1985
M-8703-17 Metis Nation of Alberta, Zone 3 - Regional Council bylaws. — [ca. 1996]
M-8703-18 Metis Association of Alberta, Zone 3. — 1985-1986. — Consists of minutes, circulars and reports.
M-8703-19 Metis Association of Alberta, Zone 3. — 1987. — Consists of minutes, circulars and reports.
M-8703-20 Metis Association of Alberta, Zone 3 . — 1988. — Consists of minutes, circulars and reports.
M-8703-21 Metis Association of Alberta, Zone 3. — 1988. — Consists of administrative papers and correspondence.
M-8703-22 Metis Association of Alberta, Zone 3. — 1989. — Consists of minutes, circulars and reports.
M-8703-23 Metis Association of Alberta, Zone 3. — November 4-5, 1989. — Consists of proceedings of the annual assembly and workshop.
M-8703-24 Metis Association of Alberta, Zone 3. — 1990. — Consists of minutes, circulars and reports.
M-8703-25 Metis Association of Alberta, Zone 3. — November 3, 1990. — Consists of proceedings of the annual assembly and workshop.
M-8703-26 Metis Association of Alberta / Metis Nation of Alberta, Zone 3. — 1991-1993. — Consists of administrative papers and correspondence.
M-8703-27 Metis Nation of Alberta, Zone 3. — 1993. — Consists of campaign literature for Doug Vivier's bid to become Vice-President.
M-8703-28 Senate of the Metis Nation of Alberta. — 1992-1994. — Consists of correspondence about complaints and suspension of members.
M-8703-29 Bilateral Arrangement Implementation. — [ca. 1995]. — Consists of material related to the implementation of a partnership between aboriginal groups and the federal government to build a "skilled, competitive Aboriginal workforce".
M-8703-30 Alberta Regional Bilateral Agreement for Metis Human Resource Development. — April 30, 1996. — Consists of material related to funding for this project.
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Series 4

Metis Association of Alberta / Metis Nation of Alberta, Local 87. — 1987-1993. — 3 cm of textual records. — Doug Vivier served as President and later as board member of Local 87 of the Metis Association of Alberta (renamed Metis Nation of Alberta in 1993), which was based in Calgary. — The series consists of minutes, circulars to members, and reports of the organization.

M-8703-31 Metis Assocaition of Alberta / Metis Nation of Alberta, Local 87. — 1987-1993. — Consists of minutes, circulars, correspondence and reports.
M-8703-32 Metis Nation of Alberta, Local 87. — 1994-1996. — Consists of local council bylaws, membership list, circulars, correspondence, reports, and bingo records.
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Series 5

Calgary Native Friendship Society. — 1989, 1993. — 4 cm of textual records. — Doug Vivier served on the Board of Directors of this organization. — The series consists of a policy and procedures manual, minutes, newsletters, list of board members, and  report related to facility needs.

M-8703-33 Calgary Native Friendship Society. — 1989. — Consists of the Policy and Procedure Manual which includes the organization's bylaws.
M-8703-34 Calgary Native Friendship Society. — 1993. — Consists of minutes, newsletters, and a list of board members.
M-8703-35 Calgary Native Friendship Society. — May 1993. — Consists of a facility needs assessment.
Series 6 Calgary Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee. — 1989-1996. — 12.5 cm of textual records. — The Calgary Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee (CAUAC) was an arms-length agency of the City of Calgary, set up to advise the City on matters related to the large number of aboriginal people living in Calgary, including issues of education, jobs and welfare.  Doug Vivier was first appointed to CAUAC in 1988, and he chaired the committee from 1992 to 1996. — The series consists of Vivier’s appointments to CAUAC, minutes, circulars to committee members, reports and correspondence.  Includes material prepared for a CAUAC-sponsored workshop on aboriginal self-government, and a submission related to child welfare.
M-8703-36 Calgary Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee. — 1989. — Consists of a report by Doug Vivier about Native Awareness Week.
M-8703-37 Calgary Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee. — 1989-1991. — Consists of Doug Vivier's appointments to the committee.
M-8703-38 Calgary Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee. — 1992. — Consists of minutes, circulars and reports.
M-8703-39 Calgary Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee. — January-February 1993. — Consists of minutes, circulars and reports.
M-8703-40 Calgary Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee. — March-April 1993. — Consists of minutes, circulars and reports.
M-8703-41 Calgary Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee. — May-August 1993. — Consists of minutes, circulars and reports.
M-8703-42 Calgary Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee. — September-December 1993. — Consists of minutes, circulars and reports.
M-8703-43 Calgary Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee. — 1994. — Consists of minutes, circulars and reports.
M-8703-44 Calgary Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee. — 1995. — Consists of minutes, circulars and reports.
M-8703-45 Calgary Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee. — 1996. — Consists of minutes, circulars and reports.
M-8703-46 Calgary Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee. — January 27, 1996. — Consists of materials for the workshop "Aboriginal Self-Government in the Urban Setting", which was held in Calgary.
Series 7 Other organizations. — 1990-1996. — 4 cm of textual records. — The series consists of small amounts of material related to several advisory groups and events in which Doug Vivier was involved.
M-8703-47 Calgary Aboriginal Community Services Advisory Committee. — 1993-1994. — Consists of material about urban services for aboriginals, including a Calgary Region Aboriginal submission about Child welfare.
M-8703-48 Calgary Rockyview Technical Advisory Committee. — 1996. — Consists of material regarding services for aboriginal children.
M-8703-49 Calgary Urban Native Policy Task Force. — 1990. — Doug Vivier represented Zone 3 of the Metis Association of Alberta in this group. — Consists of the report "Education for the Aboriginal Community of Calgary".
M-8703-50 Community Forum on Aboriginal Issues. — 1992-1993. — Consists of records related to the organization of this event, which was held in Calgary on January 21, 1993.
M-8703-51 Mawusow Seniors Club. — 1991. — Consists of brochure and letter regarding funding for a Metis Seniors' Centre.
M-8703-52 Brochures. — [ca. 1990-1996]. — Consists of brochures for various aboriginal-related organizations, events and services.
M-8703-53 Miscellaneous. — [ca. 1990-1996]. — Consists of miscellaneous correspondence, circulars, membership lists, etc. of various groups (often unidentified) to which Doug Vivier belonged.
Series 8 Reference material related to Metis. — 1984-1995. — 8.5 cm of textual records. — The series consists of reference material collected by Doug Vivier, including submissions, reports, a conference paper and a university thesis.
M-8703-54 Report of a Metis Association of Alberta Workshop. — May 12-13, 1984. — The workshop, held in Waterhole, Alberta, was part of a series of regional seminars sponsored by the MAA.
M-8703-55 Metis Self-Government in Alberta : Principles and Parameters / Metis Association of Alberta. — October 1986
M-8703-56 "The Michif French Language : A Symbol of Metis Group Identity at St. Laurent, Manitoba". — 1990. — Consists of a paper presented by Guy A. Lavallee at the Canadian Anthropology Society Conference, held at the University of Calgary, May 2-5, 1990.
M-8703-57 Submission to the Task Force on the Criminal Justice System and its Impact on the Indian and Metis People of Alberta / Metis Association of Alberta. — September 1990
M-8703-58 Justice on Trial : Report of the Task Force onthe Criminal Justice System and its Impact on the Indian and Metis People of Alberta. — March 1991
M-8703-59 From Dreams to Reality (The Back Lakes Action Plan). — March 1991. — Consists of a report prepared for Alberta Municipal Affairs and the Metis Association of Alberta on the development of local government for unincorporated native communities in Alberta (the "Framework Agreement").
M-8703-60 Alberta / Metis Framework Agreement . — March 31, 1992. — Consists of the executive summary and evaluation reports.
M-8703-61 "Alberta Metis and Educational Reform". — 1995. — Consists of James McSorley's unpublished MA thesis from Carleton University.
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