My purpose in writing this chapter is to reiterate briefly the overall thrust of the commission's work and to comment on the impact the report appears to be having after two years in the pub- lic domain. I would be presumptuous to claim that these few pages could provide a balanced synopsis of the five volumes and 3500 pages of the commission's report. My comments represent a perspective, much of it grounded in the words of the commission itself that is highly selective in emphasis.
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The National Aboriginal Women’s Summit brought together the collective body of knowledge on Aboriginal women’s issues, including socio-economic concerns. There were over 60 Policy papers submitted on Aboriginal women’s issues for consideration at the Summit. These papers helped shape the discussions in the Summit Workshops. The Aboriginal women delegates discussed the recommendations arising from the Policy papers and determined the most important ones to bring forward for consideration.