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Fonds RC0512 - East Timor Alert Network (ETAN)

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East Timor Alert Network (ETAN)

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RC0512

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  • 1986-1999 (Creation)

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4.6 m of textual records
30 video cassettes.

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East Timor Alert Network (1986-1997)

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The East Timor Alert Network campaigned for a shift in Canadian foreign policy to support human rights and self-determination for East Timor. It was a volunteer organization founded in 1986 in British Columbia and later incorporated as a non-profit group. Its national office moved to Toronto in the early 1990s, with one part-time staff person hired in 1996. In 1997, ETAN groups split to form two groups. After a short dispute over who would keep the name, the national office in Toronto, board of directors and some local groups formed Canadian Action for Indonesia and East Timor (CAFIET). The organization wound down operations soon after the end of the Indonesian occupation of East Timor in 1999.

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The archives consists of campaign files, internal organization material, international operations, videos, and material of photojournalist Elaine Briere, who worked with ETAN.

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The material was acquired from David Webster in 2008.

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The fonds is organized into the following series:
Series 1 – Campaigns
Series 2 – Barnabé Barreto Soares, campaign files
Series 3 – ETAN internal organization
Series 4 – International
Series 5 – Scrapbooks and clippings
Series 6 – ETAN video archive
Series 7 – Elaine Briere papers

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