Request for a Metis Colony to be Established Near Biggar, SK

Database ID24788
InstitutionSaskatchewan Archives Board
Fonds/CollectionSaskatchewan Department of Natural Resources
File/Item ReferenceNR1/1-F-400-FK
Date of creation1931
Physical description/extent1 folder; 2 mm
Number of images1
Scope and contentCorrespondence including and related to a request by French Metis near Biggar, SK that the Keppel Forest Reserve be converted into a tax-free land base for their usage, similar to the Metis Colonies being established in Alberta at the time. The request is denied and the local MLA states that "Personally I am not in favor of any such a move as these People are all Roman Catholics with the Church behind [sic] this movement." Includes names of petitioners.
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Primary MediaTextual documents
Provenance Access PointSaskatchewan Department of Natural Resources
PlaceBiggar, Saskatchewan, Canada
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Treaty boundariesTreaty 6
No treaty
Cultural regionPlains
NamesAnderson, James Thomas Milton, 1878-1946 (Premier)
Barnett, John
Dumont, Jean
Fayant, Dan
Miller, William
Parenteau, David
SubjectLand Claims
Metis -- History
Metis -- Communities
Racism and stereotypes
Government policy
Churches -- Roman Catholic
Date Range(s)1930-1939
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