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HARPER, Elijah
Picture of HARPER,  Elijah
Andy Shott, House of Commons photographer
© House of Commons 1994

Date of Birth ( 1949.03.03
Place of Birth: Red Sucker Lake, Manitoba, Canada
Deceased Date ( 2013.05.17 (64 years old)
Profession | Occupation: Aboriginal leader, consultant, policy analyst
Notes: Member of the Ojibway-Cree Nation of Manitoba.
Federal Political Experience
Years of Service: 1316 Days (3 years, 7 months, 7 days)
^ House of Commons
ConstituencyPolitical Affiliation at ElectionDate of Election (
Churchill, Manitoba Liberal 2000.11.27 Defeated
Churchill, Manitoba Liberal 1997.06.02 Defeated
Churchill, Manitoba Liberal 1993.10.25 Elected

^ Parliamentary Group
PartyTerm (
Liberal 1993.10.25 - 1997.06.02

^ Committees - House of Commons
Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

CommitteeRoleDuring Session
Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Member 35th Parl., 2nd Session (1996.02.27 - 1997.04.27)
Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Member 35th Parl., 1st Session (1994.01.17 - 1996.02.02)

Provincial / Territorial Political Experience
^ Provincial / Territorial Political Affiliation
Political AffiliationProvince / TerritoryTerm (
New Democratic Party Manitoba 1981.11.17 - 1992.11.30
^ Provincial / Territorial Constituency
ConstituenciesProvince / TerritoryTerm (
Rupertsland First Treaty Indian to sit in the Manitoba legislature.
Resigns to enter federal politics.
Manitoba 1981.11.17 - 1992.11.30
^ Provincial / Territorial Assembly
AssemblyProvince / TerritoryTerm (
Legislative Assembly Manitoba 1981.11.17 - 1992.11.30
^ Provincial / Territorial Responsibilities

ResponsibilityTerm (
Minister responsible for Native Affairs and Minister of Northern Affairs 1986.04.17 - 1988.05
Selected Publications This bibliography includes books, chapters in books and journal articles written, edited, compiled or translated solely by the parliamentarian or with others.

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^ Sole Author Chapters in Books

  • Foreword.
    In: Aboriginal self-government in Canada: current trends and issues / edited by John H. Hylton. Saskatoon, SK : Purich; c1994. (264 p.)


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