Canadian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT). Access to Information Request No.A-2001-00459/aeb. Filed in March 2002 for information concerning activities related to Aboriginal peoples of any jurisdiction by the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei (CTOT) during the period of January 1997 to March 2002. In my MA thesis which uses these documents I refer to these documents in the format “(DFAIT, 2002: page number)” so for example, the first one below is cited in the thesis as “(DFAIT, 2002:13)”.

 13,.14  Danagher, Micheal. Subject: Memorandum of Understanding with Aboriginal Affairs Commission  Internal letter. File no.: PKE-0528. Dated December 24th 1998.

19. Proposed Visit by Chair of Aboriginal Affairs. E-mail from Micheal Danagher to Carl Schwenger in response to report (DFAIT, 2002:20-22) below. Dated August 20 1998

20 , 2122. Report drafted by Mark McDowell and Carl Schwenger and approved by David Mulroney sent to Michael Danagher on proposed visit to Canada by Taiwan Aboriginal Affairs Commission Chair Hua Chia-chia. Date: Before August 20 1998.

28. Aboriginal MOU. E-mail from David Mulroney to Micheal Danagher. Date: December 21 1998.
 

135. Subject: RE: Taiwan New Premier; New Cabinet Appointments. E-mail from Mark McDowell to multiple recipients. Dated: January 30 2002.

389. Top of page reads Isqaqavut, Yohani Chairman, Council of Aboriginal Affairs. Very bottom of page reads CTOT BRIEFING NOTES SEPTEMBER 2001 CONFIDENTIAL.

390, 391, 392. George Leslie MacKay’s Centennial: CTOT’s Role. Undated report. Time frame is after September 2001. 

394, 395, 396, 397. Public Affairs: Telling Taiwan about Today’s Canada. Undated summary and events schedule. Timeframe appears to be summer 2001.  

407. Academic Affairs Funding Proposal Taipei 2001-2001. Undated. Proposal.

408, 409, 410, 411. Project Descriptions. Gives brief account of eight proposed projects for 2000-2001. Undated.

419, 420, 421, 422, 423, 424, 425, 426, 427, 428. Proposed PIF [Post Initiative Fund] Budget 1999-2000. Undated. Proposal with list of proposed events.

486, 487. Stainton, Michael. Biography of George Leslie Mackay. Undated document.

488. Dr. Mackay Exhibition Meeting Minutes. For March 16th 2001 meeting at Shung Ye museum, Taipei.

493 , 494.  Letter from Hugh Stevens to “Michael Stainton, Alvyn Austin, and members of Mackay Symposium Organizing Committee.” Date: Undated but appears to after March 1997 since commemorative events of March 1997 are mentioned in past tense.

535, 536. Comments/Commentaires: Mackay Activities. Fax from Craig Wilson to Michael Stainton. Date: March 5 1997.

541, 543. Letter from Craig Wilson to Michael Stainton, refers to “Mackay 125 Consortium”. Date: January 7 1997.

544. Letter from Hugh Stevens to Michael Stainton. Date: Undated but after October 24 1996 since it contains reference to October 24 1996 letter from Michael Stainton on Mackay 125 anniversary commemorations.
 

642, 643. Formal letter from Ted Lipmann (CTOT Executive Director) to William Thorsell (President of Royal Ontario Museum). Dated: September 7, 2001.

665, 666, 667. Subject: Celebrating Mackay II: Royal Ontario Museum Exhibition. E-Mail from  James Mitchell to Weldon Epp. Dated:September 5 2001. Contains report from Mark McDowell entitled: The Royal Ontario Museums “Mackay collection of Taiwan Aboriginal Artifacts: Treasures Preserved Abroad” Opens in Taipei. Dated: July 4 2001.

669 Subject: Re: Mackay Tour. E-mail from Chen Yi-ting to multiple recipients. Date: August 30 2001.

672. Subject: ROM Mackay Exhibition clip. E-mail: from Mark McDowell to multiple recipients. Date: July 25, 2001.

713, 714.  Subject: Mackay Exhibit; going, going… E-mail from Weldon Epp to David Mulroney. Date: October 18 2001.  

715. Subject: Re: Mackay Exhibition Sponsorship Shipping. E-mail from Gissing Chen to Jessica Bohrson. Date: October 18 2001.

730. Can Studs Competition. E-mail from Weldon Epp to multiple recipients. Date: October 8 2001.

736. E-mail from James Mitchell to Weldon Epp regarding “Important points for Shun Ye meeting, Sept. 5.” Date: September 5 2001.

763. Mackay speeches for David [Mulroney]. Undated. Contains outline of three speeches for May 29, May 31, and June 2 2001.

764, 765. English version of letter written from William Thorsell for introduction to the book by Wu Mi-cha and et.al. The Dr. Mackay Collection of Formosan Aboriginal Artifacts: Treasures Preserved Abroad. Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines, 2001.

783. TFR. Report on 2000 Terry Fox Run. Date: undated but appears to be a few days after the Run on October 15 2000.
 
789. Subject: Gurrantee [sic] Immunity. E-mail from Chen Yi-ting to McDowell, Mark. Dated: January 3 2001.

788, 789. Subject: Re: Gurrantee [sic] Immunity. E-mail from Mark McDowell to Chen Yi-ting. January 11, 2001.

795, 796, 797. Subject: Canadian Mackay Fan Club in Taiwan. E-mail from Stainton, Michael to multiple recipients. Dated: January 23 2001.

798. Subject: RE: Transportation Sponsorship of Mackay’s Artefacts. E-mail from Mark McDowell to multiple recipients. Date: February 2 2001.

798. Subject: RE: Transportation Sponsorship of Mackay’s Artefacts. E-mail from Michael Stainton to multiple recipients. Date: February 2 2001.

798, 799. Subject: Transportation Sponsorship of Mackay’s Artefacts. E-mail from Danny Huang to multiple recipients. Date: February 1 2001.

806. E-Mail from Alvyn Austin to James Mitchell. Dated: February 16, 2001.

807, 808. Subject: RE:921. E-mail from Matthew Lien to David Mulroney. February 19, 2001.

808. Subject: RE:921. E-mail from David Mulroney to Matthew Lien. February 18, 2001

811, 812, 813, 814, 815, 816. Stainton, Michael. Report on Mackay Fan Club Taiwan Visit February 18-26 2001. Dated March 1 2001. E-mailed as attachment to multiple recipients on March 4 2001.

825. Subject: Re: Fw: Mackay Plaque Draft Text-- Latest News (fwd). E-mail from Alvyn Austin to James Mitchell. Date: March 9 2001.

825, 826, 827, 828, 829, 830, 831. Brochure In Memory of George Leslie Mackay The Black Bearded Barbarian of Taiwan. E-mail attachment  from Alvyn Austin to James Mitchell attached to Subject: Re: Fw: Mackay Plaque Draft Text-- Latest News (fwd). Date: Attachment portion undated.

834. Subject: Do you need to ask? E-mail from Michael Stainton to James Mitchell. Dated: April 19 2001.

835. Subject: Re: Are you ready? E-mail from Alvyn Austin to James Mitchell. Date: April 22 2001.

836. E-mail from James Mitchell to Trudy Nicks. Describes May 30 2001 Mackay Conference. Date: April 20 2001.

841. Subject: Shun Ye: be warned. (Discusses strategy for dispute over money which Shung Ye Museum). E-mail from Mark McDowell to David Mulroney. Dated: May 4 2001.

842. Subject: it’s ours!! E-mail from Judith Nagata to James Mitchell, cc Alvyn Austin. Date: May 18 2001.

843. Subject: Re: its ours!! E-mail from Alvyn Austin to Judith Nagata, cc James Mitchell. May 19 2001.

850. Subject: meeting with ROM. E-mail from Mark McDowell to James Mitchell. Dated: June 26 2001.

865. E-mail from James Mitchell to the ROM’s Trudy Nicks. Dated: August 31 2001.

868. Subject: FWD: Re: Mackay Tour. E-mail from Mark McDowell to James Mitchell and Weldon Epp. Date: August 31 2001.

868. Subject: Re: Mackay Tour2. E-mail from Mark McDowell to Eric Yu. Date: September 4 2001.

868869. Subject: Re: Mackay Tour2. E-mail from Eric Yu to Mark McDowell. Date: September 3 2001.

878. Subject: Re: Fwd: Moving forward on the Mackay exhibit. E-mail from Trudy Nicks to James Mitchell. Date: September 21 2001.

879. E-mail from Cara McEachern to Trudy Nicks concerning tour negotiations and Shung Ye Museum non-compliance with loan agreement. Date: September 20 2001.

879. Subject: Re: Fwd: Moving forward on the Mackay exhibit. E-mail from Trudy Nicks to multiple Royal Ontario Museum recipients. Date: September 21, 2001.

895896. Subject: Continuing the Mackay Legacy in Taiwan. E-mail from James Mitchell to multiple recipients. Date:
September 28 2001.

897. E-mail from Dan Rahimi to Chris Palmer on ROM assessment of status of exhibition following conference call. Date: September 27 2001. Note: The Conference call date difference is because Taipei is 12 hours ahead of Toronto so when the conference call took place it was September 27 in Toronto but September 28 2001 in Taipei

898. Mackay Visitors. E-mail from CTOT’s Jessica Bohrson to CTOT’s James Mitchell. Date: October 3 2001.

903, 904. Unsigned letter from Mark McDowell to Didier Beltoise (General Manager, Imperial Inter-continental Taipei). Dated: May 1, 2001.

913. packing and shipping of ROM collection. E-mail from Dan Rahimi to Chen Yi-ting. Date: October 15 2001. 

918. Subject: Dr. Mackay Exhibition. E-mail from Chen Yi-ting to Weldon Epp. Date: November 16 2001.