The fonds contains records created by Peter Di Gangi (Sicani Research), containing research related to indigenous governance in Canada. The content includes published and unpublished materials and topics include: policy and research papers on indigenous law and policy, federal government reports and statistics, Ontario government reports and statistics (focused on northern and northwestern Ontario), draft reports and intervenor submissions prepared for the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP), Assembly of First Nations reports and committee kits, records from the Centre for Treaty Advocacy, policy papers on federal legislation and the Indian Act, social programs, taxation, lands, various court cases and decisions with analyses, materials on the evolution of federal Claims policy and efforts at reform, some material related to United States Indian policy and treaties.
The fonds has been divided into series by box (35 in total) and further divided into files and items. The series, file, and item titles were provided by the donor (with some exceptions).
Names and terminology used in the scope and content field reflect the names and terminology used in the files and on the items and is often outdated and out of use. (i.e. Department of Indian Affairs (DIA); Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations). Every attempt has been made to utilize the current names in the creator and access points fields in the records (i. e. Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC); Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN).