Agency Office Moves from Wynyard to Qu'Appelle


Agency office moved from Wynyard to Fort Qu'Appelle. Communities were promised that if this did not work out, the agency office could be moved back. The increased distance made it more difficult for bands near the Cypress Hills area to travel to agency offices. However, the office never returned, and instead remained at Fort Qu'Appelle

This event is an example of the government's prioritization of cost-saving measures over the well-being of Indigenous people. As well, increasing the distance required to traverse to the office likely made it more difficult for Indigenous peoples to lodge complaints, reducing the number of "Indian problems" that the agency was required to deal with.