North-west/Riel Resistence

Whitefish Lake band abandoned their reserve and fled to a wooded area to avoid the violence during the rebellion. Some members of the Saddle Lake band also abandoned their reserves, with some of them joining the rebels and others joining the Whitefish Lake band in hiding.

Fear of government discipline and punishment for being associated with the Riel Resistance resulted in members of this band being forced to leave their territory, resulting in an undermining of social cohesion and support networks.
Rural or Urban
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Whitefish Lake and Saddle Lake Bands Flee Reserves