Friday, June 11, 2010

Metis colonies and the Saskatchewan CCF

F. Laurie Barron

When the first socialist government in North America came to power in Saskatchewan in 1944, new policies were developed to combat the poverty of Métis citizens. Métis colonies were established, a form of separation intended to facilitate training and development. The principles which guided the development were, however, inherently conservative in nature. Self-determination was never a real option for the Métis.

The CCF and Metis colonies -

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