Department of Indian Affairs Reorganization

The Department of Indian Affairs became a branch of the Department of Mines and Resources by the Department of Mines and Resources Act of June 23, 1936. As it relates to changes of the structure of the Department of Indian Affairs, this Act created a division for welfare and training, reserves and trusts service, records service, medical service, and education. They also introduced a program to re-establish agricultural support for Aboriginal people, which had dwindled since the turn of the century. In 1939 the program was expanded to include a revolving loan fund, to provide financial support for farmers, as well as to encourage community farms.


AR 1939-1946.

Rural or Urban
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