Provincial Social Services to Off-Reserve Status Indians

Despite the recommendations of the Sturdy Committee that the provincial government not take on the provision of social services to Aboriginal people, the government declared in 1957 that it would provide full social aid services to all status Indians living off-reserve. This was seen by the provincial government as an important strategy in solving reliance on welfare.


SAB, S-M16, v. XIII, f.264, “Public Assistance, Indians and Metis, 1952-64,” J.S White to Col. Laval Fortier, 18 February 1958; White to Dr. G.F Davidson, 26 July 1960; White to J.W Erb, 19 February 1958.

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