Around the turn of the twentieth century Metis inhabitants of the present day Treaty 10 area began requesting scrip to be issued in the region, in recognition of their Aboriginal land rights - just as it had in other regions such as Manitoba. This led the Department of Indian Affairs to estimate the cost of settling both Metis and First Nations land claims in the region.
No action was taken until 1906, demonstrating an ongoing pattern of dismissal of Metis land rights in Canada. Please see related entries on scrip distribution and land dispossession.
Pressure to Issue Metis Scrip