Between 1882 and 1885 Metis peoples living in the Batoche region (called the Constituency of Lorne during the period) sent various petitions to the Territorial Government in Regina and the Federal Government in Ottawa. The main concern of the petitions was the recognition of land rights and the surveying of the Metis river lot system. Government response was vague and no action was taken.
SBHS, SBAA, Journal of Father Gabriel Cloutier, Charles Nolin and Maxime Lépine’s depositions, p. 5174-5176. Charles Nolin’s testimony, LAC, RG13, B2, C-1231.