Berger Inquiry Educational Resource Archive

Report

Northern Frontier: Northern Homeland

THE REPORT OF THE MACKENZIE VALLEY PIPELINE INQUIRY

Volume One: The Report of the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry

  1. The North [English | Français]
  2. The Corridor Concept [English | Français]
  3. Engineering and Construction [English | Français]
  4. The Northern Environment [English | Français]
  5. The Northern Yukon [English | Français]
  6. The Mackenzie Delta Beaufort Sea Region [English | Français]
  7. The Mackenzie Valley [English | Français]
  8. Cultural Impact [English | Français]
  9. Economic Impact [English | Français]
  10. Social Impact [English | Français]
  11. Native Claims [English | Français]
  12. Epilogue: Themes for the National Interest [English | Français]

Volume Two: Terms and Conditions

  1. PART ONE: People: Social and Economic Concerns [English | Français]
  2. PART TWO: Environment and Land [English | Français]
  3. PART THREE: The Project [English | Français]
  4. PART FOUR: Epilogue [English | Français]

Credit:

All reports and transcripts produced and compiled by:

Communications Directorate
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
Box 1500, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2R3
Tel: 867-669-2576 | Fax: 867-669-2715

© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada (2004)

Transcripts

Transcripts of Community Hearings

The majority of the community hearings were conducted in English or in Aboriginal languages with simultaneous oral translation to English. Sections of several of the hearings were conducted and recorded in French. This electronic version is in the language as recorded in the hearings transcripts. No general translation between English and French has been undertaken with this version. The list of the 77 volumes below indicates where French was used. All other text is in English.

Northwest Territories

TRANSCRIPT NAME & LOCATION DATE OF HEARING
Aklavik, NWT April 2, 3, 4, 1975, February 23, 1976
Arctic Red River, N.W.T. March 13, 1976
Brackett Lake, N.W.T. June 26, 1975
Colville Lake, N.W.T. August 21, 1976
Detah, N.W.T. August 25 & 26, 1976
Fort Franklin, N.W.T. June 24, 25, 26, 1975
Fort Good Hope, N.W.T. August 5, 6, 7, 1975
Fort Liard, N.W.T. July 16, 1975
Fort McPherson, N.W.T. July 8, 9, 10, 1975
Fort Providence, N.W.T. July 16, 1976
Fort Resolution, N.W.T. October 7 & 8, 1975
Fort Simpson, N.W.T. September 8, 9, 10, 1975.
Fort Smith, N.W.T. October 9, 1975, April 30, 1976
Rae Lakes, N.W.T. August 13, 1976
Hay River, N.W.T. May 28 & 29, 1975
New Indian Village, Hay River, N.W.T. May 30, 1975
Holman, N.W.T. March 2, 1976
Inuvik, N.W.T. January 28, February 10, 12, 18, 1976
Jean Marie River, N,W.T. September 12, 1975
Kakisa Lake, N.W.T. July 17, 1976
Lac La Martre, N.W.T. August 12, 1976
Norman Wells, N.W.T. August 9, 1975
North Star Harbour, N.W.T. March 7, 1976
Paulatuk, N.W.T. March 11, 1976
Pine Point, N.W.T. October 6, 1975
Rae/Edzo, Ft.Rae /Edzo, N.W.T. August 9, 10, 11, 1976
Sachs Harbour, N.W.T. March 4, 1976
Trout Lake, N.W.T. August 23, 1975
Tuktoyaktuk, N.W,T. March 8 & 10, 1976
Wrigley, N.W.T. September 10, 1975
Yellowknife, N.W.T. October 15, 1975
Latham Island, N.W.T. October 15, 1975

Yukon Territory

TRANSCRIPT NAME & LOCATION DATE OF HEARING
Old Crow, Y.T. July 11, 12, 13, 1975
Whitehorse, Y.T. August 11, 14, 1975

Southern Cities

TRANSCRIPT NAME & LOCATION DATE OF HEARING
Calgary, Alberta May 13 & 14, 1976
Edmonton, Alberta May 17 & 18, 1976
Vancouver, B.C. May 10, 11, 12, 1976
Winnipeg, Manitoba May 20, 1976
Halifax, Nova Scotia June 8, 1976
Ottawa, Ontario June 3 & 4, 1976
Toronto, Ontario May 25, 26, 27, 28, 1976
Charlottetown, P.E.I. June 7, 1976
Montreal, Quebec May 31*,
June 1*, 1976
Regina, Saskatchewan May 19, 1976

* in French

Participants:

Following is an alphabetical list of all witnesses who spoke to the Commission. Page references are included.

Newspaper Clippings

Newspaper Clippings

Many of the newspaper clippings found below were written by veteran environmental journalist and writer Peter Gorrie who covered the Inquiry as a young reporter for News of the North. A PDF archive of all the clippings can be downloaded from here.

  • “Minister’s statement undermines Inquiry” by Peter Gorrie. News of the North. [Part 1 | Part 2]
  • “Government funds Berger groups” by Peter Gorrie. News of the North, May 14, 1975. [Part 1 of 1]
  • “Exploration forcast indicates slow down in Mackenzie Delta” News of the North, January 1, 1975. [Part 1 | Part 2]
  • “Major oil & gas discovery made by Shell in the Delta” News of the North, January 29, 1975. [Part 1 of 1]
  • “$1 Billion Gas Proposal for Delta” News of the North, January 15, 1975. [Part 1 of 1]
  • “Aklavik people ask Berger to save their way of life” by Peter Gorrie. News of the North. [Part 1 of 1]
  • “Gas pipeline down Mackenzie may not be completed until 1980” News of the North. [Part 1 of 1]
  • “Berger Inquiry is cautious of stage-management of witnesses” News of the North. [Part 1 of 1]
  • “Native groups outraged by IAND cut back in Inquiry research funds” by Peter Gorrie. News of the North, April 30, 1975. [Part 1 of 1]
  • “Native groups hostile to pipeline construction” News of the North, January 22, 1975. [Part 1 of 1]
  • “Notice of Hearings: Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry” [Part 1 of 1]
  • “Land claim appeal returns to court in Yellowknife” News of the North. [Part 1 of 1]
  • “Environmental film tours Arctic communities” News of the North. [Part 1 of 1]
  • “Fair hearing on pipeline” News of the North. [Part 1 of 1]
  • “Judge Berger promises” by Peter Gorrie. News of the North. [Part 1 of 1]
  • “Inflation increases price tag for Arctic Gas pipeline” News of the North, January 8, 1975. [Part 1 of 1]
  • “Pipeline needed soon to secure gas supplies CAGSL says” News of the North, January 28, 1975. [Part 1 of 1]
  • “Arctic Gas hearings delayed” News of the North, February 19, 1975. [Part 1 of 1]
  • Photo of George Edwards. News of the North, April 9, 1975. [Part 1 of 1]
  • “Formal pipeline hearings to begin in Yellowknife March 3” News of the North. [Part 1 of 1]