Correspondence and memoranda of the Northern Areas Branch (including a "Report on the Indian and Half-breed Question")

Database ID24924
InstitutionSaskatchewan Archives Board
Fonds/CollectionSaskatchewan Department of Natural Resources
File/Item ReferenceNR1/2-214
Date of creation1939-1944
Physical description/extent1 folder; 2 cm
Number of images1
Scope and contentCorrespondence and memoranda exchanged between Mr. G.J. Matte, head of the Northern Areas branch of the Department of Indian Affairs, and the D.N.R. concerning construction improvements such as drainage operations or bridge building, fire protection, squatters, and timber operations. Of special note is a "Report on the Indian and Half-Breed Question" prepared by a Roman Catholic missionary at La Loche, and termed "one of the most complete reports on this question...ever read." It appears that relations were not always the best between the two departments, as frequently the Northern Areas use of D.N.R. equipment and men, and expectations of D.N.R. financial support in fire-fighting lead to D.N.R. protests.
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Primary MediaTextual documents
Provenance Access PointSaskatchewan Department of Natural Resources
PlaceLa Loche, Saskatchewan, Canada
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Treaty boundariesTreaty 6
Treaty 10
No treaty
Cultural regionSubarctic
NamesDucharme, J.B.
Hill, J.R.
Kerr, W.F.
Lajeunesse, M.
Matte, G.J.
Savage, W.
Hunting and Trapping
Indigenous Peoples General
Government departments -- Northern Affairs and Natural Resources
Government departments
Government policy
Wildlife management
Churches -- Roman Catholic
Missions and Missionaries
Date Range(s)1930-1939
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