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Series consists of records relating to organization, administration, band management, buildings, engineering services, arts and crafts, framing, health services, law enforcement, economic development, natural resources, placement of Indian labour, education, social services, policy research and evaluation and research into Indian rights and treaties. The series also includes files relating to Nakina, Kenora, Sioux Lookout and Fort Frances Agencies or Districts and the Ontario Regional Office.
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Finding aid 10-120 is a typed file list. 10-120 (Paper)
Biography / Administrative history
Following the creation of the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development in 1966, agencies were joined to form larger administrative units called districts. The Lakehead District Office, formerly the Port Arthur Agency, was established 1 March 1968 in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The office was responsible for: Fort William (1968-1988), Gull Bay (1968-1988), Lac des Milles Lacs (1968-1988), Nipigon (1970-1988), Pays Plat (1968-1988), Pic Heron Bay (1968-1988), Red Rock (1968-1988), Rocky Bay (1968-1988), Sandpoint (1968-1988) and Whitesand (1970-1988). On 1 April 1988 the Lakehead District Office became the Western District. Finding aid 10-157: Guide to Indian Affairs Field Office Organization in Ontario, 1845-1990.
Related control no.
1. 1981-82/194 GAD
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