This document was the government’s first “unified ‘policy manual’” relating to welfare and relief assistance for First Nations people. It continued to stand behind the policies that had been put in place and continued since 1915. The document focused on the required degrees of support to encourage self-sufficiency, and its relationship to administration of relief.
'Welfare and Relief Policy,’ General Policy; Relief Food [NAC, RG-10, CR Series, Vol. 7094, File 1/10-3-0]