Series GR-1995 - Royal Commission on Indian Affairs in British Columbia (1913-1916) : transcripts of evidence

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Royal Commission on Indian Affairs in British Columbia (1913-1916) : transcripts of evidence

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  • 1876-1880, 1913-1916 (Creation)
    Royal Commission on Indian Affairs for the Province of British Columbia (1913-1916)

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5 microfilm reels ; 35mm

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Commonly known as the McKenna–McBride Commission, a joint commission appointed by the Dominion Government and the Government of the Province of British Columbia. Established by a memorandum of agreement arrived at between J.A.J. McKenna, special commissioner appointed by the Government of Canada and Richard McBride, as premier of B.C. Investigated the conditions of Indian affairs to try to settle the question of Indian reserves in British Columbia. Two commissioners were appointed by the Dominion Government, and two by the Provincial Government. These four commissioners selected a fifth who was appointed to act as chairman. Appointed April 23, 1913; report dated June 30, 1916

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The records include transcripts of evidence taken at hearings (1913-1916) and copies of minutes of decision for Cowichan, New Westminster, Okanagan, Kamloops and Lytton agencies taken by the Indian Reserve Commission (1876-1880).

See MS-1056 for typed transcripts.

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Accession number(s): GR-1995

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