Available reels: 9
|Creator||Canada. Dept. of the Interior.|
|Title||Dominion Lands Branch : Half-Breed files|
RG 15 D II 3
Law and justice
|Document source||Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada|
The Minister of the Interior was a cabinet post responsible for federal land management, Indian affairs and natural resources extraction. Created in 1873 to replace the Secretary of State for the Provinces, it was itself replaced by two ministries in 1936: the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, and the Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys (now the Minister of Natural Resources).
This collection consists of a numerically arranged series of subject files created by the Dominion Lands Branch and dealing with Métis land claims. They contain correspondence, applications for scrip, powers of attorney and certificates for scrip. The files are arranged numerically from H.B.7 to H.B.9579.