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 Sep 2, 1907 - The first Labour Day celebration in Saskatchewan was held at Regina.

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  • Pelly 86% Pelly - Village, pop 303, located on Hwys 8 and 49, 32 km N of Kamsack, and 24 km W of the Saskatchewan-Manitoba border. The village is also located near the sites of two historic forts: Fort Pelly, from which the community takes its name, was a Hudson’s Bay Company post from 1824 to 1912; and Fort Livingston, an early NWMP headquarters, was briefly the capital of the North-West Territories over the winter of 1876–77. In 1899, large numbers of Doukhobors arrived in the area; ...
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  • The Key First Nation 83% The Key First Nation - Followers of Chief Ow-tah-pee-ka-kaw ("He Who Unlocks" or "The Key") were residing along the Shoal River in southwestern Manitoba in the mid-1800s. The band included Saulteaux, Saulteaux-Cree, and Saulteaux-Orkney individuals when The Key signed adhesion to Treaty 4 September 24, 1875, and was told his people would be relocated further west. A reserve was surveyed 145 km northeast of Fort Pelly in 1878; but when the agent visited it in 1880 the land was badly flooded, ...
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  • Keeseekoose First Nation 83% Keeseekoose First Nation - Chief Keeseekoose signed Treaty 4 on September 15, 1874, and settled on the Swan River Reserve, Manitoba. Because of flooding, the band was relocated to their present reserve near the towns of Pelly and Kamsack, between the Cote and Key Reserves. The band-controlled St. Phillip's School sits on the same grounds as the old residential school, while their strip mall houses a gas station and convenience store, as well as the Yorkton Tribal Council Child and Family ...
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  • Yellow Quill First Nation 79% Yellow Quill First Nation - C hief Yellow Quill and headmen Kenistin and Ne-Pin-awa adhered to Treaty 4 on August 24, 1876, at Fort Pelly. In September 1881 a reserve was surveyed at Fishing and Nut Lakes; Chief Yellow Quill chose the Nut Lake Reserve, situated 8 km east of Rose Valley. The Yellow Quill First Nation is located 19 km northwest of Kelvington; 808 of the 2,409 band members live on their 5,923.3 ha of reserve land. ...
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  • Ramsland, Sarah Katherine (1882– 1964) 79% Ramsland, Sarah Katherine (1882- 1964) - Sarah McEwen was born July 19, 1882, in Minnesota, the granddaughter of a Democratic member of the state legislature. She taught school before her marriage to Magnus O. (Max) Ramsland. Max Ramsland was elected as a Liberal MLA for Pelly in 1917 but died in the influenza epidemic of November 1918. ...
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  • Parker, Reginald John Marsden (1881–1948) 79% Parker, Reginald John Marsden (1881-1948) - Reginald J. M. Parker was the eighth Lieutenant-Governor of Saskatchewan. In June 1929, Parker was elected Liberal MLA for the Pelly constituency. Parker accepted the vice-regal position from the Prime Minister and was sworn in as Lieutenant-Governor of Saskatchewan on June 25, 1945. ...
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  • Mineral Resources 79% Mineral Resources - Saskatchewan has a wealth of mineral resources and ranks fourth in Canada in terms of the value of mineral production. In 1857 the Palliser Expedition documented the presence of coal seams in the Estevan area, and in 1859 gold was discovered in the North Saskatchewan River by prospectors en route to the Cariboo gold rush in central British Columbia. Other key events in Saskatchewan's mining history include: the first oil well, drilled at Fort Pelly in 1874; the first ...
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  • Kinistino First Nation 79% Kinistino First Nation - The Kinistin and Yellow Quill Saulteaux people moved to the Qu'Appelle Valley from their ancestral territory north of the Great Lakes, signing an adhesion to Treaty 4 on August 24, 1876, at Fort Pelly. Attempting to maintain his traditional way of life, Kinistin broke from Yellow Quill and camped in the parkland of the Barrier River district. Following Riel 's defeat, Kinistin returned to Barrier River to choose a reserve. ...
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  • Fishing Lake First Nation 79% Fishing Lake First Nation - Chief Yellow Quill and two headmen, Kenistin and Ne-Pin-awa, signed an adhesion to Treaty 4 on August 24, 1876, at Fort Pelly. In September 1881 reserves for the Yellow Quill Saulteaux Band were surveyed at Fishing and Nut Lakes, and in 1900 a reserve was surveyed for Kenistin. As the claim progressed, discussion evolved around whether the people living on the Fishing Lake, Nut Lake, and Kinistin reserves were distinct bands (as they considered themselves to be) ...
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  • Evangelical Mennonite Conference 79% Evangelical Mennonite Conference - The Evangelical Mennonite Conference, initially known as the Kleine Gemeinde , had its beginning in the Molotschna Mennonite Colony of southern Russia in 1812. In 1952 the Kleine Gemeinde in Canada changed its name to Evangelical Mennonite Church, and in 1959 to Evangelical Mennonite Conference. The Evangelical Mennonite Conference maintains a theological identity that blends emphases from 16th-century Anabaptism and evangelical Protestantism in North ...
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  • Capital City, Selection of 79% Capital City, Selection of - The 1875 North-West Territories Act stipulated that the Lieutenant-Governor of the North-West Territories must reside in the region, thereby necessitating the establishment of a territorial capital. Located near present-day Pelly, and populated by more snakes than people, the fort served as the headquarters of the North-West Mounted Police when David Laird was appointed Lieutenant- Governor in November 1876. A permanent capital, authenticated by official ...
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  • Canora 79% Canora - Town, pop 2,200, located 48 km due N of Yorkton at the junction of Hwys 5 and 9, first settled in the late 19th century by Doukhobors, Romanians, and Ukrainians. Additionally, Canora is situated in a parkland setting surrounded by several lakes and parks including Crystal Lake, Good Spirit Provincial Park, and Duck Mountain Provincial Park. Tourism is also bolstered by the proximity of the nearby National Doukhobor Heritage Village, the grotto at Rama, and the sites of forts Pelly ...
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  • Campbell, Milton Neil (1881–1965) 79% Campbell, Milton Neil (1881-1965) - Milton Campbell was born in Greenvale, PEI, on January 21, 1881. Campbell was elected federally as a Progressive in the Liberal stronghold of Mackenzie. In the House of Commons, Campbell became a leading speaker for the Progressives on such issues as the proposed Hudson Bay railway, unfair freight rates, and transportation issues generally. ...
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  • Transportation 77% Introduction The vastness of Saskatchewan’s land-locked prairie, woodlands and Precambrian Shield has always created transportation challenges. The major fur trade routes of Saskatchewan were the Churchill, Athabasca and North Saskatchewan river systems. Under contract with the provincial Highways department, the Hatchet Lake First Nation provides seasonal barge transportation service to the community of Wollaston Lake in northeastern Saskatchewan. ...
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  • Women of Saskatchewan - Historical Overview 77% Single women had more rights, and property-owning single women (including widows) acquired the right to vote locally before married women did. In 1911 the Homemakers’ Clubs of Saskatchewan were founded, patterned after the Women’s Institutes that first emerged in mid-1890s Ontario ( see Homemakers’ Clubs and the Women’s Institutes); and in 1914 came a uniquely Saskatchewan contribution, the more radically oriented Women Grain Growers, which was open only to bona fide ...
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  • Women and Politics: Post-suffrage to the 1970s 77% Women and Politics: Post-suffrage to the 1970s - The success of the 1916 suffrage movement gave women in Saskatchewan the right to vote and to hold public office. As Liberal women's associations proliferated, Conservative women also organized. The defeat of the CCF in 1964 contributed to the renewal of interest in women's issues in the party and a re-evaluation of the role women played; in 1965 the Provincial Women's Committee was formed. ...
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  • Pratt, Charles Cowley (1816–88) 77% Pratt, Charles Cowley (1816-88) - Also known as Askenootow (Worker of the Earth), Pratt was born in 1816 among the Young Dogs band of Cree / Assiniboines , nêhiyaw-pwâtak , at the fish weir between Mission and Echo Lakes in the Qu’Appelle Valley. In 1822 his people sent him on the Hudson’s Bay Company Swan River fur brigade to present-day Winnipeg to be educated at the Anglican Church Missionary Society’s (CMS) Red River Indian Mission School (est. Pratt ...
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  • Fur Trade Posts 77% Fur Trade Posts - Most of the hundreds of trading posts in Saskatchewan resulted from two periods of intense competition: from 1774 to 1821, and again from the 1880s to the 1920s. Over 350 posts are known, but from the latter period only the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) posts have been documented. 1829), on the North Saskatchewan River , began as provisioning posts, but both became important way-stops on the newly developing Carlton Trail between Red River and Fort Edmonton. ...
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  • Assiniboine River 77% Assiniboine River - (51°17’N, 101°32’W; map sheet 62 N/5). The Assiniboine River has its headwaters just southeast of Greenwater Provincial Park in the Nut Mountain district. Joined by the Qu’Appelle River at St. Lazare, the Assiniboine eventually flows eastward into the Red River in downtown Winnipeg. Like many prairie rivers, the Assiniboine occupies a former glacial spillway, flowing through a valley far too large to have been carved by the modern-day river. ...
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