Hon. FRANK OLIVER moved for leave to introduce Bill (No. 141) to amend the Indian Act. He said: There are only three clauses in the Bill. The object is to give definite effect to what has hitherto been understood to be the law, and in regard to which there seems to be some doubt which it is desirable to remove. The first clause relates to the occupation of Indian lfmds by others than Indians, and provides a mode of procedure whereby the Tights of the Indians may be established in case of their lands being entered upon by those who are not entitled to do so. The other two clauses are merely to protect the right of the Indians in any moneys that are due to them from the government.
Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first time.