DIA Introduces Depression Relief Measure

The Depression caused increasing dependence on government aid, both for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. The distribution of government aid was recognized by the Department of Indian Affairs in their end of year reports. In the DIA report for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1937, it was estimated that one third of Aboriginal peoples needed financial relief assistance due to the economic Depression.


AR, 1937, 194.

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