April 12, 1921 (13th Parliament, 5th Session)

L LIB

*Mr. MOLLOY:

Laurier Liberal

1. Was that southwestern portion of the Blood reserve containing approximately 40,000 acres and habitually used by the Blood Indians for hay-making and as a winter grazing range for their cattle leased by an official of the Indian Department to white men in 1918?
2. Was access to the said land by the Blood Indian cattle herds shut off by the construction in 191*8 of a 12 or 13 mile fence dividing the said area from the rest of the reserve?
3. Has the attention of the Government been called to the fact that in 1918 a large portion of the hay land, upon which the Blood Indians were dependent for the feeding of their cattle and the support of their families, was leased by the Indian Department to white men?
4. What quantity of hay was removed from the Blood Reserve by the Greater Production lessees during the fiscal year 1918-19?
5. What quantity of hay and straw was removed from the Blood reserve by the "Production" lessees during the fiscal year 1919-20?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BLOOD INDIAN RESERVE
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