Records are primarily the records of the Western Constitutional Forum and the Constitutional Alliance. These records include incorporation records, terms of reference, bylaws, action plans and activity reports, correspondence, audio recordings and minutes of meetings, workshops and conferences, budgets and financial statements, funding agreements, job descriptions, press releases, newspaper articles, newsletters, research papers and reference materials, publications, including audio versions of the pamphlet series in North Slavey, South Slavey, Chipewyan, Tlicho, Gwich’in, Inuvialuktun, and Inuinnaqtun, speaking notes, presentation slides (textual and photographic), photographs of the signing of the Iqaluit Agreement, and maps showing tentative boundaries, and information relevant to division.
The accession also includes related records from the NCF and member groups of the Forums and Constitutional Alliance (Dene Nation, Metis Association, Legislative Assembly, Tungavik Federation of Nunavut, Inuit Tapirisat of Canada, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, COPE, and Dene/Métis Claims Secretariat) such as bylaws, meeting minutes, action plans and activity reports, annual reports, resolutions, financial statements, newsletters, discussion papers, correspondence, and press releases.
The majority of the records were originally classified in an internal filing system with series for: Administration, Finance, WCF Member Organizations, Community Liaison and Public Relations, Research, WCF Agreements, Publications, Constitutional Alliance of the NWT, Nunavut Constitutional Forum, Legislative Assembly, Federal Government, Other Native Organizations, First Minister’s Conferences, and External. This arrangement has been maintained and mirrored in the miscellaneous unclassified records. Media materials such as slides, photographs, audio tapes, and oversized maps have been separated and described individually.