Governor and Council Appointed to Prairie Region

The dominion government appointed a governor and council to govern the prairie region that had only recently joined the dominion of Canada. Under the North-West Territories Act, which came later, the region would be governed by a council of appointed and elected representatives.


Morris Zaslow, The Opening of the Canadian North, 1870-1914 (Toronto: Stewart-McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1971), 23.

A new Euro-Canadian governance system was introduced to the prairie region, which had previously been regulated by Indigenous systems. The implementation of colonial governing systems would cause widespread dissonance throughout the region, and would prove to drastically and negatively effect Indigenous ways of life after being subjected to colonial policies.
Rural or Urban
Start Date